A 31-year-old woman will spend the rest of her life in prison without the possibility of parole in the murder of her boyfriend in their Jackson apartment.
MyFoxDetroit.com reports that Jackson County Circuit Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet at Wednesday’s sentencing that the slaying was among the worst “cold-blooded murders” he has seen.
Marcel Hill was beaten and stabbed to death May 18 with a filet knife. When one of Hill’s aunts spoke to the court, Gamet was seen by the judge rolling her eyes and snickering.
“You gutted him like a fish in that apartment,” McBain said at Gamet’s sentencing. “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.”
A jury convicted Gamet last month of first-degree murder. Gamet has said she believed she was fighting an intruder in a darkened room and that the slaying was in self-defense.
The 38-year-old Hill was stabbed 11 times. Hill told police in March 2013 that Gamet had struck him in the head with a hammer.
A Michigan judge lost his cool when a woman convicted of killing her boyfriend interrupted a family member of the victim who was speaking to the court during sentencing.
“Is that it?” Camia Gamet, the convicted killer, asked.
That’s when Jackson County Circuit Judge John McBain delivered the type of rant rarely heard in a courtroom, which you can see in the video above.
“You’re going to shut your mouth or I’m going to have some duct tape put on it,” he said. “You gutted him like a fish… you were relentless.”
As Gamet appeared to grin and smirk, the judge really let loose.
“You stabbed. You stabbed. You stabbed. You stabbed. You stabbed until he was dead,” he said. “I agree with the family, I hope you die in prison as well.”
McBain said that if Michigan had the death penalty, “you’d be getting the chair.”
Instead, she’s getting life.
Gamet, 31 was convicted of stabbing and beating 38-year-old Marcel Hill to death in 2012. Her defense maintained that she thought she was defending herself from an unknown attacker, but his family members testified that she had a history of violence, and that she had stabbed him before, according to coverage from MLive.com.
In another incident, she allegedly hit him in the head with a hammer.
McBain later defended his outburst.
“I don’t think anything I did was wrong,” McBain told MLive.com. “Sometimes, I think a judge needs a little fire in the right kind of cases.”
Last year, McBain told another convict being sentenced to life that he would die in prison.
“You are going to die in the Department of Corrections. I have no doubt you will appeal for many years, but ultimately you are going to die,” he said during the sentencing of Michael Patrick-Murphy Hamilton, who was convicted of killing Robert Marcyan in September 2012, according to the Press & Guide. “But this is never going to make sufficient atonement to the family of this victim; the tragedy that you visited upon them that they will live for the rest of their lives.”