Michigan Judge To Convicted Killer: “I Hope You Die In Prison”

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CBS News – A Jackson County judge lost his temper during a sentencing hearing and told a convicted murderer that he hoped she died in prison, reports CBS affiliate WLNS in Lansing

Judge John McBain sentenced 31-year-old Camia Gamet to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Wednesday for killing her boyfriend in 2012. When Gamet appeared to mock the victim’s grieving family members by rolling her eyes, the judge lost his temper, according to the station.

Camia Gamet, 31, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

WNEM reports McBain threatened to tape Gamet’s mouth shut, saying, “You’re going to shut your mouth or I’m going to have some duct tape put on it.”

“I agree with [the victim’s] family. I hope you die in prison,” McBain said.

Gamet was convicted in March of fatally stabbing her boyfriend, Marcel Hill. The judge called it one of the worst cases he has ever seen, according to the station. He told Gamet that she “gutted [Hill] like a fish.”

“If this was a death penalty state, you’d be getting the chair,” he told Gamet.


  • N/A

    Very unprofessional. Judges should suffer like the rest of us and just have to bite their tongue when someone pisses them off.

  • Jim Hopkins

    She was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.that means that she will die in prison. Why did this pseudo-God have to say it? The only way she won’t die in prison is if someone like Obama pardons her. (haha I knew I could sneak an Obama jab in there).

  • Angel Hartman

    Good for him!!! I don’t think it was unprofessional at all. Who cares if he was harsh! That disrespectful trashbag deserved to hear every bit of what the judge said. If her little feelings were hurt, too bad so sad.

  • Tim

    This judge should be commended for his display of compassion. If it were me I would’ve jumped over the chair and beat her to death with my gavel. What a worthless disgusting waste of life.

  • Daniel

    She got what she deserves. Great job judge. If she was mocking or making fun of someone in his court room. He can say whatever he wants. She is in his house now. By the way. The judge can say whatever he wants. Its his court room. And I’m sure if she wasn’t acting a fool in his court room. He wouldn’t have said that.

  • John

    More proof that perception matters more than truth. Guess what? Judges are human, not impartial; this proves it.

      • James

        Her own pathetic perception sure matters more to her than the truth of her heinous crime and the pain of the victim’s family.

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