Larry Nassar has already been sentenced to over 100 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing more than 100 women and girls while working as a doctor for the USA Gymnastics national team and as an osteopathic physician at Michigan State University. Now, his third and final sentencing pertaining to the abuses has been temporarily suspended after the father of three victims attempted to attack Nassar.
According to CNN, Randall Margraves asked a judge for time alone with Nassar.
"I would ask you, as part of the sentencing to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon," he asked. "Would you give me one minute?"
"That's not how our legal system works," said a judge, denying the request.
The court reportedly laughed nervously at the exchange, but the laughter quickly changed to shocked gasping and crying after Margraves lunged at Nassar in an attempt to attack him. Masgraves was restrained by police.
"I want that son of a b*tch!" screamed the enraged father.
"You cannot behave like this," said Michigan Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis. "This is letting him have his power over us."
Povilaitis encouraged Margraves to "use your words" and said that violence "is not helping your children."
"You haven't lived through it, lady," Margraves retorted while being escorted from the room.
Lauren and Madison Margraves, the daughters of Randall, had recently given emotional testimony about the abuses they suffered at the hands of Nassar. Upwards of 60 other women had testified in this third trial. A third child of Randall's had given testimony at a different trial.
In the wake of the Nassar trials, the entire board of directors of USA Gymnastics has resigned.
"Our position comes from a clear sense that USAG culture needs fundamental rebuilding," USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun wrote in a letter.
The current trial of Nassar began in controversy after defense lawyer expressed doubts about the validity of much of the testimony coming from victims: "I have a very hard time believing that my client could have even possibly assaulted that many people day in and day out in front of their parents, and that every single one of those things was a crime, but he was such a manipulator he got away with it. I just can't imagine that's true," said Shannon Smith in an interview with WWJ Newsradio 950 in Detroit.
This is a developing story.
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