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Woman Laughs During Sentencing- Judge Quickly Sends Her Behind Bars

An already harrowing scene in a Redford Township, Michigan courtroom became all the more distressing due to the actions of some spectators in court. Amanda Kosal was preparing to learn her fate for being behind the wheel in a deadly drunk driving case back in 2016, and two spectators interrupted the proceedings with some insensitive behavior.

The pair was removed from the courtroom for talking and laughing, but that wasn’t the end of it.

As Click on Detroit explains, Judge Qiana Lillard wasn’t having it when the disruption occurred. The proceedings were completely interrupted due to the spectators' actions, and the judge stopped what she was doing to address them in full view of the court.

"It's time for him to go. And I don't know who he is, but whoever can sit here at a tragic moment like this and laugh and smile when somebody has lost a family member ... in the entire time that Mr. Zirker's sister was speaking that clown, and that's what I am going to call him, a clown, was sitting there smiling and laughing.

And you can go, too,” she said. “Because if you don't know how to act, you can go to jail. So leave. Anybody that can sit there and laugh and smirk - take her, she's going in the back - anybody else wanna go? You can go, too.”

Kosal pleaded guilty and admitted to driving drunk while causing the crash. She swerved across the centerline of the road she was traveling on and slammed head-on into an SUV. The crash claimed the life of 31-year-old Jerome Zirker, and his 31-year-old fiancee, Brittany Johnson, was severely injured.

“This is a court of law. And these are very serious matters. I understand that you all are very upset because your loved one is going to prison but guess what, she's going to prison for the choices that she made,” Lillard continued. “These people are here grieving, saddened because a senseless act took away their loved one and you're sitting here acting like it's a joke?"

This wasn’t a simple dressing down of an obnoxious person either. Lillard essentially threw the book at the woman for acting so belligerent.

"Your disruptive and disrespectful behavior disrupted today's proceedings and you, ma'am, are going to the Wayne County Jail for 93 days," Lillard said.

We’ll assume the woman has learned her lesson about the appropriate way to behave in a courtroom moving forward, but it doesn’t make her behavior at the sentencing any less outrageous. As for Kosal, she has been sentenced to three to 15 years in prison. Rathel Fizer, Zirker’s mother, wishes things had turned out differently.

“I want her to stay out and help support my grandchildren, because they don’t have a father to take care of them,” she said. “If she goes to prison or jail, I’m taking care of her. I don’t want her to mail a check. I want her to hand-deliver it to them so she can see the faces that she destroyed."

Source: Click On Detroit, Mad World News
Photos: YouTube, ClickOnDetroit, Fox46, CBS News

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