Donna Kosal was at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in downtown Detroit to support her daughter Amanda, who was found guilty of killing one person and severely injuring another in a crash last June, WDIV reported. During the victim statements, Donna Kosal and her family were heard to be laughing and talking. Judge Qiana Lillard tossed Kosal out of her courtroom, but she continued to rant and cause a disturbance in the hallway. Lillard found Kosal in contempt of court when she didn't settle down. The judge also tossed out a man who was smiling and talking during the impact statements.
"Your disruptive and disrespectful behavior disrupted today's proceedings and you, ma'am, are going to the Wayne County Jail for 93 days," Lillard told Kosal in court. "These people are here grieving, saddened because a senseless act took away their loved one, and you're sitting here acting like it's a joke? Not in courtroom 502. Not today, and not any other day."
Kosal returned to court the next day and tearfully apologized. She told the judge that facing the prospect of her daughter spending the next 3 to 15 years in prison was stressful, and she couldn't control her reactions. Lillard said the apology wasn't good enough and handed down the 93-day sentence.
"What you have to understand is, as hard as this is for you to see your baby going to prison, imagine what that family feels like when their child is dead. I hope that you learned a valuable lesson from this," said Lillard.