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-- Ohio Garrett thank you very much joining us now in the studio.
Criminal defense attorney Heather handsome good to see had -- -- this guy speaking out in court today at one point seemed to blame his victims this was one of the most disgusting things I've seen in a courtroom and a long time.
It was amazing you know he has the right to give mitigating factors to say that I'm sick he has that right to say that I care for my daughter he has that right.
When he started crossing into blaming the victims and winning just about everybody else it started to get to the point where he was getting away from these mitigating factors and inject into placing some blame to certainly not a.
-- now would it have been appropriate for the judge to step in and say listen you know you're you're sort of veering off here you're not allowed to do this.
Having gone much further I anticipate that he probably would -- fortunately you sort of bring himself and I'm sure that his attorneys told him not to say -- of that to really just get up there apologize and say that he was sick which you repeated over and over again and leave it at that but.
-- -- so much you can do once again this man.
No I think a lot of us who follow you know big cases have heard victim impact statements in the past I cannot recall one.
As powerful as Michelle night.
It's she's just a testament to the human spirit I mean from day one -- she has come out she doesn't have the same family support that the other two -- and yet she's been.
Fighting on that note that she wrote for the police where she says life is tough but I'm tougher her statement today I mean she has really shown what -- can bounce back from.
And the great thing here is in not having a trial in allowing him to CNN -- and forcing a lifetime they.
She's going to be able to put this behind are just not gonna need -- any Freddie on testimony and drawn out trial that they -- can really put this behind her continued about.
And is that why you think the prosecutors were willing to make that deal with him to -- the victims.
Having to go through the trial because in my mind that he faced the death penalty he did you know if it if he doesn't qualify to be put to death I don't know why you have a death penalty.
You know what -- the prosecutors handled this beautifully because -- only face the death penalty because of the death of the babies that Michelle was allegedly carrying that would have been a really difficult case to prove.
They -- had to -- the babies are viable etc.
I was attended to press those charges and then put him in a position where he has to plea it was a beautiful move by the prosecutors have not done.
Tell me there's a lesson to be learned from all this because I just cannot stand for 12 to think that these women and that young girl that six year old girl would have to endure all of this.
For nothing you know there's got to be something that we can that we can take from this.
I think you take from it what Michelle -- -- -- and her words today you know people go through hard times and look what you're capable of the fact that she can go through that and smile again and laughed again and they were saying that -- is playing in the pool.
-- the -- the human spirit can bounce back to is just amazing Heather Hanson is a criminal defense attorney thanks so much for your time and interact.
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