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Dustin Diamond ordered to stand trial for allegedly stabbing man

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DUSTIN DIAMOND
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In a hearing on Monday, a judge ordered Dustin Diamond to stand trial for an altercation that occurred on Dec. 25, 2014, which resulted in the stabbing of another man in a bar in Wisconsin.

Diamond’s charges include second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct, and carrying a concealed weapon. According to the Associated Press, Diamond said that he accidentally stabbed a man during an altercation that involved his fiancee, Amanda Schutz. Schutz told police that the altercation began when she shoved a woman who was antagonizing and photographing her and Diamond at The Grand Avenue Saloon. Diamond said he became physically involved when two men held Schutz off by the hair.

Port Washington police officer Ryan Hurda testified during the hearing and said Diamond confronted one man, but video surveillance and the man’s brother did not witness the actual stabbing. Hurda did note that Diamond was seen in surveillance holding the alleged weapon in his hand. The Ozaukee County judge ruled that there was enough evidence to go to trial.

Defense attorney Thomas Alberti said that no one witnessed Diamond stab the man in the altercation. Diamond is currently free on $10,000 bail.