ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The lawyers of both families involved in a viral confrontation talk about what happened on Wednesday.
While neither side can agree with what happened, they agree that the way people treat each other has gotten out of control.
The gun pulled conflict between Jillian and Eric Wuestenberg; and Takelia Hill and her daughters went viral, resulting in crime.
It also cost Eric Wuestenburg his job at Oakland University and his position on the advisory committee of Rep. Elissa Slotkin.
The lawyers of both parties said their clients were overwhelmed and their lives had been completely disrupted.
"She is emotionally a wreck and her children – she had a 5-year, 13-year, and 15-year gift. You saw that," said Chris Quinn, the Hill family attorney.
"You are devastated, you have two good people. My client Eric is a disabled veterinarian. He has served his country very well," said Terry Johnson, lawyer for the Wuestenberg family.
The Wuestenbergs are in custody and the controversy is expected to continue.
"I think the whole country is tired of seeing situations where unarmed black guns are aimed at them," said Quinn.
“A guy like Eric was put down because someone said three words. "You are a racist." How fair is that? Where is the process due? Asked Johnson.
Quinn believes Jillian Wuestenberg should have eased the argument with the 15-year-old girl, and Johnson believes that charges should be brought against Hill.
Jillian Deanne Wuestenberg (L), Eric Peter Wuestenberg (R) (Oakland County's Sheriff's Office)
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