Jill Duggar is “neither rejoicing nor dissatisfied” over brother Josh Duggar’s jail sentence.
The pregnant “Counting On” alum, 31, and her husband, Derick Dillard, “are grateful” that the case “is in the end over,” they wrote in a joint observation on Thursday.
“The closing a number of weeks and months were tricky emotionally. Yesterday was once every other a kind of laborious days,” the couple wrote of Josh’s 151-month sentence, which was once passed down 5 months after he was once discovered to blame of receiving and possessing kid porn.
“Until now, he has but to be held responsible to the level essential to purpose exchange in his bad trend of conduct,” the pair persevered.
“It is unlucky, however it kind of feels that it is going to take spending over a decade in federal jail, and nonetheless extra on probation, for Josh to have any attainable for rehabilitation to the purpose he can safely are living in society once more.”
The duo went directly to percentage their hopes for Josh, 34, to “start to get remedy and start to paintings towards an approach to life the place he’s much less more likely to reoffend.”
Jill and Dillard, 33, concluded their observation by means of sharing toughen for Josh, together with his spouse, Anna Duggar, and their seven kids: Mackynzie, 12, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6, Mason, 4, Maryella, 2, and Madyson, 7 months.
“We proceed to like Josh and his circle of relatives and will likely be there for them then again we will,” they ended the observation.
While Jill and Dillard are the primary in their speedy members of the family to talk out following Josh’s sentencing listening to, cousin Amy Duggar informed her Instagram fans Wednesday that she was once hoping for “the utmost sentence” for Josh.
“Hopefully this night, I will be able to sleep for the primary time ever and leisure confident that every other monster will likely be put at the back of bars makes my center really feel a little bit lighter,” the “Marriage Boot Camp” alum, 35, mentioned in a video. “Where he’s going … the prisoners are going to handle him.”
Josh was once arrested in April 2021, and his trial started seven months later.
When he was once discovered to blame in December 2021, Jill and Dillard stated of their next observation that “no one is above the regulation.”
The couple wrote, “We were lied to such a lot that we needed to listen to the proof for ourselves in courtroom. After seeing all of the proof because it was once offered, we imagine that the jury reached a simply verdict lately, in keeping with the reality past a cheap doubt.”