Forgiveness. “Tom, I forgive you and I pray for you. And I desire peace and hope for you … There exists a sadness like none we have ever known. A sadness at the loss of so many hopes and dreams. Hopes for the future of you and Victoria. Hope for the future of a little girl — our lovely Luna,” read the statement, as reported by the New York Post.
Tragedy. Before his sentencing, Judge Joyce Draganchuk asked McClellan if he had any final statements to make, which he declined. She explained that nothing little Luna could have done justified McClellan’s actions and called the entire situation an “unspeakable tragedy."
Unspeakable. "I understand how people sometimes who are not evil do evil things. I think everyone sort of sees that as the picture that took place here. The tragedy is just unspeakable and the pain on all sides,” said Draganchuk, as reported by the Lansing State Journal.
Relationship. Luna’s mother Victoria had only been married to McClellan for a few months before her daughter was killed. According to reports, the couple had been arguing a lot in the days leading up to Luna’s death.
Memory. In court, Luna’s family wore her favorite colors, yellow and purple, in order to honor her memory. Now, her memory is the only thing that is left of little Luna.
Fundraiser. A fundraiser was started for Luna’s family that has since raised nearly $13,000 of the $15,000 goal. "We have received countless inquires into ways to support Luna's mother Victoria and family. Please consider donating to the Luna Fund,” reads the page.
You. What do you think of this horrific crime? Do you think that McClellan deserves the sentence he got, or should he have gotten the death penalty? Let us know what you think!