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Victims' Father Lunges at Larry Nassar in Court

Nassar, the former USAG team physician, is being sentenced in another criminal case in Michigan and nearly got beat up by the father of three of his victims.
February 2, 2018, 3:06pm
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Randall Margraves, the father of three of Larry Nassar's victims, nearly came to blows with the former USA Gymnastics team physician in court Friday morning. Nassar is in Eaton County Circuit Court in Michigan for another round of sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal sexual conduct there. As others did last month in Ingham County, where Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison, upwards of 65 victims are expected to speak against the doctor.

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This morning, Judge Janice Cunningham addressed parents of the victims, and told them they could also speak. Rather than address Nassar, however, Margraves asked if he could have "five minutes in a locked room with this demon." The judge obviously denied that request, so Margraves lowered his offer to one minute. Denied again, Margraves rushed the table where Nassar was sitting and almost got to him.

Court personnel were able to stop him before he did anything, but even with three officers pinning him down, Margraves tried to get back up, saying "I want that son of a bitch."

Nassar was taken out of the room, and the proceedings were delayed, but he has since returned and they will pick back up shortly.