TV personality convicted on 2 sex counts
GOLDEN ” The man known as “Don Vito” on the MTV show “Viva La Bam” collapsed onto the floor and yelled “just kill me now” after a jury convicted him Wednesday on two counts of sexual assault on a child.
Vincent Margera, 51, was accused of groping three girls, ages 12 to 14, during an autograph signing event last year at skate park at a mall in the Denver suburb of Lakewood.
He was acquitted on a third count of sex assault on a child. He faces a sentence of probation to six years in prison on each conviction.
After Margera’s courtroom collapse, Jefferson County deputies restrained him and took him to jail.
Defense attorney Pamela Mackey had argued that when Margera appeared at the skate park, he took on the persona of the outrageous and profane Don Vito.
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“Viva La Bam” starred Margera’s nephew, professional skateboarder Bam Margera.