(ZHE) — Can anyone blame him?
The father of three girls who were each molested by former US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar who was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison last week, lunged at the disgraced doctor during his sentencing hearing on Friday in Eaton County, Michigan – and was swiftly tackled and restrained by three officers, according to NBC.
After being admonished by the judge for swearing, Randall Margraves begged her to “let me have five minutes in a room alone with that demon.”
“You know I can’t do that,” replied the judge.
“Fine, one minute,” Margraves insisted.
”Well I’m going to have to,” Margraves responded, and he launched into a sprint at Nassar, but was tackled by three deputies, who handcuffed him.
Then Mangraves shouted “Give me one minute with that bastard.”
The outburst sparked harsh words from Michigan Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis in court.
“You cannot behave like this,” she said. “This is letting him have his power over us.”
As he was ushered out of the room, Margraves responded: “You haven’t lived through it, lady.”
Margraves is the father of Lauren and Madison Margraves, two young women who had delivered emotional impact statements about how Nassar abused them just before their father addressed the court. A third Margraves daughter spoke at Nassar’s sentencing in neighboring Ingham County last month.
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