A father of three victims tried to attack Larry Nassar in the courtroom before being restrained by police.
Can't blame him.
Per the New York Times, Randall Margraves had been standing next to his daughters in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., as they gave statements about Dr. Nassar’s sexual abuse. When they were finished, he asked Judge Janice K. Cunningham if she would give him “five minutes in a locked room” with Dr. Nassar.
When she said no, he asked for one minute.
As she was speaking, saying that he knew she could not do that, Mr. Margraves then rushed across the room toward Dr. Nassar, who was seated at a table on his left toward the front of the courtroom. Law enforcement officers wrestled Mr. Margraves down to the ground, handcuffed him and led him out.
“What if this happened to you guys,” he told the officers handcuffing him.
It was not clear whether Dr. Nassar was injured.
The hearing resumed moments later.
“I can’t imagine what it is like for a parent,” the judge said as the hearing resumed after Mr. Margraves was led out.
She said Dr. Nassar’s sentence would consume his natural life. “We cannot react by using physical violence and assault against someone who is and has performed criminal acts. That is not how our system works.”
“Let’s get back to the business of why we are here,” she said.
Dr. Nassar sat with his head down, listening.