The Larry Nassar sentencing hearing has been a tough thing to watch. It has brought many to tears as victims of the former USA Gymnastics team doctor stood up one by one to recount their horrifying stories of how this monster sexually abused them.
Nassar already has been sentenced by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina to up to 175 years in prison.
On Friday morning, he was back in a Michigan courtroom for his third and final sentencing, this time for sexual assaults involving the Twistars gymnastics club.
That’s when he faced Randall Margraves.
Margraves’ three daughters, Morgan, Madison and Lauren, were all abused by Nassar.
Morgan was the first of the three daughters to give her testimony, doing so at the previous sentencing hearing in Ingham County.
This time it was Madison and Lauren’s turns to give their statements before their father faced the aggressor.
That’s when things quickly escalated.
Margraves asked the judge if she could “grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon,” indicating Nassar.
As the judge said she couldn’t, Margraves tried to bargain for just “one minute” with him.
“You know I can’t do that,” the judge said. “That’s not how our legal system works.”
Not getting the answer he wanted, Margraves stormed toward the defendant’s table where Nassar sat.
Margraves wasn’t able to reach Nassar as courtroom officers took him down and escorted him out of the room.
Should have let him have at least a few good swings before stepping in.
Good man. Good father.
— Bram Michaelson (@Bram_X_phile) February 2, 2018
As Margraves was lying down apprehended, he continuously repeated, “Let me have that son of a b—-, I want that son of a b—-.”
“What if this had happen to you?” Margraves told the courtroom officers as he was being escorted out.
After the altercation, Nassar and the attorneys also left the room briefly.
The trials and sentencing hearings have not been easy on any of the victims or their families.
He is a hero. The court could allow infinite minutes and it still would not make up for the pain and suffering that Larry Nasser’s victims and their loved ones have to endure.
— Richie Rubin (@richierubin) February 2, 2018
“I know it is hard, but I need to ask all of you to try and not react in any physical way,” Judge Janice Cunningham said. “It is not appropriate. It does not show the right message. It actually just causes more pain and more discomfort, and certainly we have enough of that already in this courtroom as a result of the defendant’s actions.”
Nassar is currently in Eaton County Circuit Court in Michigan as dozens of other victims share their accounts.
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