The third day of Larry Nassar's third sentencing exploded during in an intense incident in court Friday when an outraged father of three victims of the pedophile charged toward and tried to attack the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor.
After two of his daughters gave statements in the Charlotte, Michigan, courtroom, Randall Margraves described himself as a "distraught father" and looked at Nassar and called him a "son of a b***h" while shaking his head, as reported by CBS News.
Margraves then requested Judge Janice Cunningham for "five minutes in a locked room with this demon." When Judge Cunningham rejected his request, Margraves asked her, "Would you give me one minute?"
When she turned down that request as well, Margraves said, "Well, I'm going to have to ..." before charging toward Nassar and being restrained by several court officers. He was then handcuffed and escorted out of the courtroom, leaving his daughters and others in attendance in tears in an absolutely chilling scene.
As he was being escorted out, Attorney General Angela Povilaitis urged victims' families to use their words and not physically retaliate, as hard as it might be to restrain themselves.
"This is letting him have this power over us," Povilatis said, as reported by CBS News. "We cannot behave like this. I understand this is a remarkable situation. But you cannot do this. This is not helping your children. This is not helping your community. This is not helping us."
The tense hearing reportedly resumed after a 25-minute delay.
This marks the third and final sentencing for Nassar, with charges from this sentencing involving his sexual abuse at Twistars, a Michigan gymnastics club. The pedophile was already sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on separate child pornography charges last November. Then, last week, he was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in state prison for his history of sexual abuse of at least 125 reported victims. That's essentially a life sentence for the vile 54-year-old.
A total of 168 women and girls testified or had statements read in court over the seven full days of Nassar's second sentencing about his history of sexual abuse against them. Thus far, his third sentencing has had more than 30 victims giving statements.
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