Sentencing hearings do not normally get friendly, but that is what happened Tuesday when a white man got four to 10 years in prison for shooting a Black couple’s home over their Black Lives Matter sign, and for vandalizing a white Joe Biden supporter’s home.
“I’m not angry,” Candace Hall told defendant Michael John Frederick Jr. in a Michigan courtroom, according to The Macomb Daily. “I’m not. I’m forgiving. You’re a good kid and have a chance. You made a bad choice and we understand that. We have children ourselves. We’re not hateful people. We’re Christians. With so much of the bad that happened, so much good came out of this because even though it was an evil, hateful act, it actually brought us – the neighborhood – together with love and comfort and compassion, even including his parents.”
It should be noted mentioned that one of the defendant’s parents, Michael Frederick Sr., was sentenced to time-served (one day in jail) after he was charged for throwing his son’s gun into the Clinton River. Nonetheless, the Halls did not voice any ill will.
“There is no win-win,” said Candace’s husband Eddie Hall. “There is loss on both sides.”
In fact, the couple wanted to hug Frederick Jr. Macomb Circuit Judge Diane Druzinski did not let it happen because of security issues, but the Halls and Frederick fist-bumped anyway.
Investigators previously said that Frederick Jr. confessed to shooting at Eddie Hall’s truck, committing a separate shooting at the home, vandalizing the man’s pickup truck, slashing the tires, and smashing the home window with a rock in attacks across Sept. 7, 9, and 10 in 2020.
Candace Hall had told Click on Detroit she initially believed that the sound of the rock was gunfire.
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SOURCE: Law & Crime, Alberto Luperon