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Dustin Diamond, with his fiancee Amanda Schutz and her attorney walk out of the coutroom after a split verdict in an Ozaukee County Courthouse May 29, 2015
Dustin Diamond, with his fiancee Amanda Schutz and her attorney walk out of the coutroom after a split verdict in an Ozaukee County Courthouse May 29, 2015

Dustin Diamond has started his prison sentence after being convicted over a bar fight.

Diamond, 38, was sentenced to four months in prison for an altercation at a bar in Wisconsin, US. He was convicted of two misdemeanours: carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.

He was due to begin his sentence in June, but a judge put it on hold until he began his trial.

Diamond had told the jury he took out a pocketknife during the altercation to protect his girlfriend Amanda Schutz alone after she was punched in the face, and accidentally stabbed the man.

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