Aquilina denies motion for new sentence

Published: Aug. 27, 2018 at 6:28 PM EDT
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Larry Nassar has been denied a new sentence in Ingham County.

Lawyers for the former MSU doctor appeared before Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina Monday afternoon.

News 10's Alani Letang was in court as that decision was made.

Judge Aquilina said there is no need for a re-sentence because she believes she made no error the first time around.

And more importantly, she told his lawyers, that he pleaded guilty to those seven sexual assault charges and agreed to that sentence.

"This is not Burger King, he will not have it his way," said Honorable Rosemarie Aquilina, Ingham County Circuit Court.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina reminded his lawyers and the court of the sentence that Larry Nassar bargained for with his team of lawyers.

"And ever since he's stepped foot in this courtroom he's made it more difficult, nothing has been put to rest he's not happy with the benefit of his bargain in the federal court, in front of me or in front of Judge Cunningham (Eaton County Circuit Court Judge)," said Aquilina.

Judge Aquilina calls this motion buyers remorse, something that has survivor Lindsey Lemke fired up.

"There should be no reason for him to be resentenced, he made his bed and now he has to lie in it. And I think he is trying to make us survivors feel and for him, he's trying to take the road of now 'I'm in prison and you guys are living your lives.' The truth is we are living our lives but it's so much different now we are healing from something that we may never heal from if we get to the point of being perfectly ok again," said Lindsey Lemke, Larry Nassar survivor.

Before Monday hearing, Nassar's attorneys filed a last-minute motion with the court of appeals, trying again to disqualify Judge Aquilina from the case, and asking for a stay on the hearing.

Those motions were denied just minutes before the hearing started.

Nassar was denied a new federal sentence on child porn charges earlier this month.

He has another sentence appeal hearing in Eaton County on September 6th.