GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- An act of "stupidity," a mother's words to an Ottawa County judge, as she asked for the maximum sentence for her son's killer.
Richard Usher, 18, was sentenced to at least three years in prison for shooting his friend in the face during a game of Russian Roulette earlier this year.
Usher was the only inmate, wearing red as he walked into the courtroom. The teen appeared self conscious, quickly glancing at the news cameras and looking away.
His former friend's mother, Jannie Kuiper, directly faced the judge and described a final goodbye to her 16-year-old son, Brandon.
"His last words to me as he walked out the door were, 'See you mom'," says Jannie Kuiper. " I will see him again one day but until then, his friends, family, and myself will have to live with Richard Usher's violent stupidity."