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Larry Nassar files for new sentence in Eaton Co.

Posted: 2:58 PM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-09 15:13:42Z

Disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has filed for a new sentencing in Eaton County.

The motion was filed Monday in Eaton County Circuit Court.

Nassar was sentenced by Judge Janice K. Cunningham on February 5 to 40 to 125 years in prison on three sexual assault charges he pleaded guilty to in November.

Over the course of three days, several dozen survivors gave victim impact statements before sentencing.

According to the motion, Nassar was not given due process because his sentencing was influenced by calls for broad legal and cultural change.

The motion also argues his state sentences cannot run right after his federal sentence.

State lawyers for Nassar said in a brief that despite the emotional nature of the case, Nassar’s sentence was not “individualized” and the judge should not have allowed victims to speak about things other than Nassar, nor should she have shown admiration for some of their statements.

Lawyers for Nassar are also requesting a different judge sentence Nassar.

"Judge Cunningham having already been exposed to the improper factors can be reasonably expected to have substantial difficulty in putting these out of her mind," attorneys for Nassar wrote in the motion. "Re-assignment is advisable to preserve the appearance of justice, and the reassignment would not entail waste and duplication out of proportion to any gain in preserving the appearance of fairness."

A hearing on the motion filed will be heard on September 6 in Judge Cunningham’s courtroom.

Nassar has now appealed sentences in all three courts he pleaded guilty in.
Last month, Nassar appealed his sentence in Ingham County where Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced him to 10 to 175 years in prison.  Nassar claimed