In a Michigan courtroom on Friday, Randall Margraves, the father of three of Larry Nassar's victims, asked a judge to let him spend time in a locked room with the disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor. The judge denied Margraves' request. Then Margraves lunged.
Nassar was in court as part of his second sentencing hearing, after getting 175 years in prison for multiple counts of criminal sexual misconduct last week.
Here's the transcript of what happened as Margraves spoke with Eaton County Circuit Judge Janice Cunningham.
Cunningham: If you have some words that you would like to say, I would like to give you the opportunity to say them.
Margraves: I would ask you to, as part of the sentencing, to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon.
Cunningham: I have --
Margraves: Would you do that?
Cunningham: I, that is not of our --
Margraves: Yes or no?
Cunningham: No sir, I can't.
Margraves: Would you give me one minute?
Cunningham: You know that I can't do that. That's not how our legal system --
Margraves: Well I'm gonna have to commit a crime.
Margraves lunges toward Nassar. Bailiffs tackle him and restrain him with handcuffs.
Bailiffs: Stay down.
Margraves, from the ground: Let me have him. I want that [expletive]. I want that son of a [expletive]. Give me one minute with that [expletive]. One minute.
Bailiffs: Relax, sir. Relax. Take it easy, buddy. Just relax. OK, now we're going to kind of let up, OK? You have to let up too, OK?
Baliffs help Margraves to his feet.
Margraves: Where is he? To bailiffs: What if this happened to you guys?
Cunningham, to Margraves:You cannot behave like that. No one can behave like this. I want to make sure it's crystal clear.
Margraves: You haven't lived through it, lady.
Margraves is escorted out.
Cunningham, to court: You cannot behave like this. This is letting him have this power over us, OK?
'Grant me 5 minutes in a locked room with this demon' What Randall Margraves said before lunging at Larry Nassar
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