The drawn-out court cases of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar have ended after the Michigan Supreme Court rejected a final appeal from Nassar on Friday...
The drawn-out court cases of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar have ended after the Michigan Supreme Court rejected a final appeal from Nassar on Friday, according to multiple reports.
Nassar's attorney had argued in the appeal that he was treated unfairly in his 2018 sentencing when Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina called him a "monster" and said she "just signed your death warrant" while delivering Nassar's 40-year prison sentence.
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled on Friday that while Aquilina's conduct may have been provocative, it stuck to the sentencing agreement worked out by lawyers in the case, the Associated Press reported.
In its two-page order on the decision, the court added that it declines to "further subject the victims in this case to additional trauma" of future questioning.
"It's over. MI Supreme Court declined to hear Larry's appeal," tweeted Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Nassar. "Almost six years after I filed the police report, it's finally over."
Nassar, 58, sexually abused over 300 female gymnasts and more than 150 women and girls spoke out publicly against him. The former Michigan State team doctor pleaded guilty in 2018 to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct and was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison.
He is currently in federal prison and his sentence will effectively mean he will spend the rest of his life there.Larry Nassar's final appeal in sexual assault case declined by Michigan Supreme Court - The Athletic View Story