Man yells in courtroom while being sentenced for murder

ALBANY, N.Y. - An Albany man was convicted of murdering a 20-year old learned his fate, but he didn't go quietly.

Friday is court was anything but quiet, as Michael Anderson learned his fate. He made frequent outbursts to Judge Stephen Herrkick in Albany County court Friday morning.

Meanwhile, WRGB-TV cameras were rolling as he continued to say things we can't air on TV, constantly interrupting the judge.

On February 3, Anderson pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault for the stabbing death of Tonette Thomas. He recently changed attorneys, claiming he wasn't getting represented fairly.

"I've only been his attorney for a short time. It was his position that the district attorney and the public defender were working closely together and he thought that he wasn't getting a fair shot a trial," said attorney Jennifer Sober.

On Nov. 26, 2012 Anderson stabbed Thomas repeatedly with a knife at a home on Myrtle Avenue. He also repeatedly stabbed two other victims.

"He ain't got no feelings he ain't got no feelings at all. He didn't care about Titi," said Anthony Thomas, Tonette's father.

He's still angry at how his daughter was killed.

"It's bull, his games he tries to play, he's a little boy he doesn't know how to be a man yet. So here it is, 45 years and I pray to God that he don't come back out I pray he die up in there," he said.


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