MTV's "Don Vito" Gets 10 Years Probation in Groping Case
When we last checked in with Vincent Margera, better known as MTV's "Don Vito," he was on a suicide watch at the Jefferson County, Colorado jail following his conviction for groping two teenage girls at an autograph signing event.
When the verdict was announced, Margera, 51, fell on the floor, saying: “Just kill me now. I can’t spend my (expletive) life in prison. I didn’t do anything.”
Magera was facing from 2 to 6 years to life on the charges. Judge MJ Menendez today sentenced him to 10 years probation, during which he can't appear on television or act as his Don Vito character.
The judge told him that in addition to probation, he must register as a sex offender, complete sex offender treatment, undergo a mental health evaluation and continue treatment for substance abuse.
Margera will be allowed to serve his probation in Pennsylvania, where his family and friends live, if local officials determine that that state has a comparable program.
Margera still has a criminal case pending for violating his bond conditions and a civil lawsuit filed by the girls' families.
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