A 31-year-old Michigan woman who brutally murdered her boyfriend in 2012 was sentenced to life in prison without parole this week, but not before receiving some extremely harsh words from the judge.
During her trial, Camia Gamet said she stabbed her boyfriend Marcell Hill in self-defense, but the prosecution portrayed a different story. In the end, a jury found her guilty of murder, and during the sentencing hearing, as Hill’s aunt spoke about her murdered nephew, Gamet rolled her eyes and even laughed before making an extremely rude remark to the grieving woman.
“Is that it?” Gamet asked as Hill’s aunt Diana Banks-Joiner spoke.
Judge John McBain was not at all amused by Gamet’s behavior, so when it came time to read his sentence, he was less than gentle.
"You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," said Judge McBain to a smirking Gamet. “She [Banks-Joiner] has a right to talk to the court after you murdered a relative of hers. You gutted him like a fish in that apartment. You were relentless. You stabbed. You stabbed. You stabbed. You stabbed. You stabbed until he was dead. I agree with the family. I hope you die in prison as well. You know, if this was a death penalty state, you'd be getting the chair.”
After Gamet’s sentencing, Hill’s family said that the court saw who Gamet really was and they were happy that justice was served.
“That’s her true colors,” said Banks-Joiner. “You saw the true Camia today.”
“God is good,” said Jennifer Johnson, one of Hill’s cousins. “We all got what we wanted.”
Both the judge and Hill’s family expressed that they hoped this case would bring to light the issue of abuse against men and encourage men who are being abused by their partners to report it before it escalates.