On Wednesday, a very emotional seven-day sentencing hearing in a Michigan courtroom concluded with Larry Nassar receiving a 175-year sentence.
‘I just signed your death warrant,’ said Judge Rosemarie Aquilinia, referring to the fact that Nassar will be confined to a prison cell until the day he dies.
As part of his plea deal, Nassar will serve an additional 40 years on top of his 60-year federal sentence for child pornography charges.
The extent of his sentence was thought to be no more than 125 years, but Judge Aquilina shattered those expectations.
Before learning his fate, the pedophile doctor turned and faced his victims to offer a brief statement.
‘Your words these past several days, your words, have had a significant emotional effect on myself and has shaken me to my core,’ he mumbled, fighting back tears.
‘I also realize what I’m feeling pales in comparison.’
He then went on to say: ‘I will carry you words with me for the rest of my days.’
However, those tearful words were revealed to be totally insincere by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who backed up her point by reading from the letter that Nassar turned into the court last week.