Friday morning was quite a dramatic scene in court when emotions got the best of one of the fathers Randall Margraves whose three baby girls fell victim to Larry Nassar’s abusive behaviour. The distraught father of three daughters went to court to support his three daughter as they gave their impact statements against Nassar. Instead of observing he tried to ask the judge for time alone with Nassar and when the judge refused, things took a different and unexpected turn and he instead tried to attack Nassar in court. The number of girls who were molested by Nassar currently stands at 265 and counting.
Margraves said; “I did not know the content of the impact statements,” in explanation of his actions. After his daughters gave their statements, Margraves cursed Lassar, but Judge Janice Cunningham told him to stop. In the video of the attack that has since gone viral,
You can hear Margraves asking Judge Cunningham for a favour stating;
“I’m asking you as part of the sentencing to grant me five minutes alone in a locked room with this demon,” but when Cunningham denied this favour, he asked, “Would you give me one minute?”
When Judge Cunningham refused explaining;
Judge Cunningham declined to sentence Margraves to any jail time, stating.
I can’t say I understand what it would be like to stand there as father and know that three of your girls were injured physically and emotionally by somebody sitting in the room.
I don’t disagree that as a parent and the victims that you want people held accountable. I don’t disagree with that. Use the legal system to do it. Use the system of justice that is here. And there will be the proper punishment. But as for the direct contempt of court there is no way this court is going to issue any type of punishment given the circumstances of this case.
We are praying for all the young ladies who fell victim to this cruelty and pray for Gods healing and love to surround them as they deal with this difficult time.
Do you feel Margrave’s actions from a christian perspective were wrong or justified? Should he forgive, forget and move along? or how does one deal with this?
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