This Teens behavior in court is a stark reminder of the impact gangs have on youths.
Nearly 6 months from the final court date the video of Danta Write almost laughing in court has suddenly gone viral over social media. The teen pled guilty to the murder of a promising young high school football player, Jordan Klee. Write can be seen in the video below laughing, nodding his head, and showing no remorse as the mother of the slain child read her statement.
Wright’s lawyer apologized on behalf of the teen after the break, saying he suffers from emotional issues and that some people “display fear by smiling.” Wright was sentenced to 23-50 years in prison for Klee’s murder.
Wright admitted that he and two other friends were trying to rob 18-year-old Jordan Klee when he shot and killed him last October.-WXYZ reported.
After seeing Danta Wright, 17, grin while the mother of slain Pioneer High School student Jordan Klee wept, Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David S. Swartz gave prosecutors time to reconsider their plea and sentence agreement for 25 to 52 years in prison.
“Watching you sit there, smile and laugh and shake your head like this was no big deal, I’m very tempted to just say I’m not going to accept this sentence agreement,” Swartz said, noting he’s never rejected a plea deal before.
“We’ll go to trial, and if you’re convicted of felony murder, you’ll go to prison for the rest of your life,” he said. “That means you’ll die there. That’s what I’m tempted to do.”
Wright had smiled and shaken his head, seemingly encouraged by a loved one in the courtroom, as Klee’s grandfather, weeping mother, Karen Klee, and her cousin addressed him Monday with victim impact statements.
During a brief recess, the family reportedly asked that the case not go to trial, because they wanted to move forward.