KIRSTERS BAISH| Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things that we as human beings could ever have to endure. Knowing that you will never hug that person again is a kind of pain that truly plays on our most human emotions. The pain of losing a loved one never leaves us, it only gets easier to deal with over time. Now imagine losing that person in a gruesome and unnecessary circumstance. One family not only went through the pain of losing their loved one, but also had to deal with the horror of seeing their son’s killer laughing at them and mocking them in court.
Luckily for this family, the judge presiding over the case was on their side and wanted to give this offender the appropriate punishment for his crime.
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to WXYZ News in Detroit, Danta Wright had confessed to killing another young man in Ann Arbor. While relatives of the victim read a heartfelt statement to the court, Wright acted amused by the upset family.
“I’ve lost my only child, my son, my baby, my friend. More than that, I lost laughter and love. I no longer have the hope of having grandchildren,” a family member read aloud from a statement prepared by the victim’s mother.
Wright apparently wasn’t moved by the emotional words, but the judge was outraged by his cavalier attitude.
“Watching you sit there, smile, laugh, shake your head like this was no big deal— I’m very tempted to just say, ‘I’m not going to accept this sentencing agreement and we’ll go to trial’ and if you’re convicted of felony murder, you’ll go to prison for the rest of your life,” Judge David Swartz scolded…
Despite the judge’s temptation to move the case to a full jury trial, Klee’s family stated that they didn’t want to go through a drawn-out legal process. For the sake of closure, they asked the court to keep a plea bargain in place.
Even without a full trial, that plea agreement means that Danta Wright will spend 23 to 50 years in prison.
It takes a sick individual to laugh in the faces of the family who lost a loved one at your own hand. It’s hard for normal people to even fathom the possibility of actually killing someone at all.
There are two very different kinds of murders. There are murders that are committed out of passion and are done in the heat of the moment, and then there are murders that are committed by people who literally have no concept of basic morals that should be instilled in all of us as human beings. The latter have no business being a part of normal society.
This particular judge was correct in condemning Wright. He killed another man and didn’t so much as give a single thought to the family who lost their loved one.
If Wright is to take the plea deal, he will get a lesser sentence, but that really isn’t good enough. He took a son from a mother and then laughed in the entire family’s face. Let’s hope Wright learns a lesson or two in jail.