In his statement, Newman called Kanakuk Camps a lighthouse in this world, and asked people not to blame the camp for the darkness he brought there.
The packed courtroom included Newman's family, grieving for both the victims and their brother and son, and Newman's victims and their families. All gathered together to hear the closing of one chapter in a painful journey.
Newman's brother asked that the judge trust the power of treatment - and the ability to control behaviors for a different life, as did the man himself. Newman himself said he'd like to be known for his redemption more than his sin. That redemption likely will have to come in prison, however.