The verdict against Dustin Diamond a.k.a. Screech from Saved By The Bell is in: Diamond has been found guilty of stabbing someone during a bar fight in Wisconsin on Christmas Day. He was sentenced to four months in prison and 15 months of probation after being convicted two misdemeanor charges: Carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct. A felony charge was cleared during his three day trial last month, according to ABC News. He was ordered to report to prison to start serving his sentence on Sunday.
Let’s not forget what started this whole ordeal: Screech tried to ice a total stranger at the bar on Christmas five years after Bros Icing Bros was cool.
Via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel back in March:
According to Gerol’s motion, Paul Rogers and his brothers were watching a basketball game at The Patio Bar & Grill on Dec. 25 when Diamond, 37, came up to one of the brothers with a bottle of Smirnoff Ice and announced, “You’ve been iced. Get on your knees and drink this.”
The man declined but Diamond persisted, until Rogers told him to back off.
A few minutes later, according to Rogers, Schutz approached his brother and said, “Just drink it.”
Again the man refused, allegedly prompting Diamond to walk to the middle of the bar and say words to the effect of, “Don’t make me stab someone on Christmas.” Rogers says he and his brothers thought Diamond had a knife, though they did not see one. They decided to leave the bar.
The bartender and video corroborate that Diamond approached the brothers about drinking a Smirnoff Ice they didn’t want, according to the motion.
Not even Zack Morris has your back on this one, Screech.