‘Saved By The Bell’s’ Screech Is Going To Trial For Stabbing

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Dustin Diamond has been ordered by a judge to stand trial for a string of charges stemming from a Christmas bar fight in Milwaukee when the “Saved by the Bell” star allegedly stabbed someone with a switchblade.

Diamond and his fiancee got in an argument with other bar patrons who were reportedly photographing the couple, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Diamond said he “accidentally” stabbed one of them while trying to defend his fiancee Amanda Schutz.

By the time the officer arrived, Diamond, Schutz and the victim had left.

Screech goes to trial

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Officer Ryan Hurda said footage from the bar did not show Diamond with a weapon.

“He said the victim’s brother, Craig Smet, told him he ‘heard the snap of a knife’ and intervened to pull his brother Casey away from Diamond. It was only later that they noticed blood, which turned out to be from an approximately half-inch puncture wound.”

He’s been charged second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. If charged, he could face jail time.

Kaitlan Collins