Dueling motions filed in case against 90s TV star 'Screech'
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin prosecutors want to introduce evidence showing the actor who played Screech in the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" threatened to stab someone in one bar before he allegedly stabbed another person at a different bar Christmas Day.
Dustin Diamond pleaded not guilty in January to charges stemming from a scuffle at a Port Washington bar.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the claim that Diamond threatened a patron at a different bar is part of "other acts" evidence Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol intends to introduce at Diamond's trial on a felony charge of recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanors.
But Diamond's attorney has moved to exclude testimony and video of the earlier incident. A judge will hold a hearing on the dueling motions April 2.