Seething Father Goes After Larry Nassar in Court

He asked to be allowed in a locked room with the 'demon'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2018 9:39 AM CST

Larry Nassar's victims are continuing to speak out, but the father of three did more than talk in a Michigan courtroom Friday. Following testimony from two of his daughters—including one abused at age 13, per the Detroit News—Randall Margraves took the floor and addressed Nassar as "you son of a bitch," per a CBS News video. Scolded for swearing, he then asked for "five minutes in a locked room with this demon," and when the judge politely declined, asked instead for "one minute." The comment drew laughter from some in the room even as one of Margraves' daughters whispered "stop," reports ABC News. But it quickly became clear Margraves wasn't joking. As the judge again declined the request, Margraves rushed across the room at Nassar.

One of Nassar's lawyers, Matthew Newburg, appeared in front of the former USA Gymnastics doctor, seeming to block him from harm, before sheriff's deputies tackled Margraves to the ground, reports USA Today. "I want that son of a bitch. I just need one minute with that bastard," he was heard saying as three deputies held him down. As they helped him up moments later, Margraves looked at the deputies, saying, "What if this happened to you guys' daughters?" He was then led from the room in handcuffs. The scene occurred during Nassar's third sentencing trial, focusing on assault convictions in Michigan's Eaton County. He's already been sentenced to 60 years for child pornography and 40 to 175 years for assaults in the Lansing area. (More Larry Nassar stories.)

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