Emotions are high.
On Friday, chaos erupted in an Eaton County, Michigan, courtroom when the father of three daughters who were abused by Larry Nassar tried to attack the former doctor. He was tackled and arrested by deputies before reaching the man who molested his children.
After listening to two of his daughters give victim impact statements, Randall Margraves said he was a “distraught father” and requested the judge “grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon.”
When the judge declined saying, “That’s not how our legal system works,” Margraves shouted, “Let me have that son of a bitch,” as he ran toward the witness box where Nassar was sitting. He was taken to the ground before security escorted him to a holding cell, where he waits to find out what his charges are.
When the sentencing hearing resumed, Judge Janice Cunningham told the court:
“Obviously what just occurred in the courtroom was scary and caused a level of discomfort for all of you. My heart started beating fast and my legs felt shaky because of that quick eruption of violence. I’m sorry that happened. I recognize that Mr. Margraves had three daughters that he has had to watch go through the pain and the hurt. If it is hard and difficult for me to hear what his daughters had to say, I can’t imagine what it is like for him. What Mr. Nassar did was horrible. It’s unthinkable. But please let the criminal justice system do what it’s supposed to do.”
Watch the intense moment (below):
We can’t imagine the pain the entire Margraves family is experiencing right now.
[Image via CNN.]