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The Crumbleys Are Sentenced for Role in Oxford Shooting

They were first parents convicted in a US mass school shooting

(Newser) - Despite their best efforts, James and Jennifer Crumbley will stay in prison. The parents of a teenager who killed four students in a 2021 school shooting in Oxford, Michigan, were sentenced Tuesday in an Oakland County court to 10 to 15 years each in prison, reports the Detroit Free Press...

Prosecutors Seek 10-Year Sentences for Crumbleys

But school shooter's parents are hoping to avoid prison time, according to court filing

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Michigan are recommending at least 10 years in prison next week for two parents who are the first in the US to be held criminally responsible for a school shooting. Jennifer Crumbley showed a "chilling lack of remorse" for her role, and James Crumbley "failed to...

Father Who Bought Gun Used in School Shooting Found Guilty

Michigan jury convicts James Crumbley of involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - The father of a Michigan high school shooter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Thursday, a second conviction against the teenager's parents who were accused of failing to secure a gun at home and doing nothing to address acute signs of his mental turmoil. The jury verdict means James...

Sheriff's Officials Say Father of Shooter Made Threats From Jail

Michigan judge limits James Crumbley's communications in trial over high school killings

(Newser) - James Crumbley, on trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the Michigan high school shooting carried out by his son, Ethan, has had his communications from jail restricted after sheriff's officials told a judge he was making threats from behind bars. Oakland Circuit Judge Cheryl Matthew issued the order limiting...

Dad of Michigan School Shooter Heads to Trial

911 call could be 'powerful evidence' in James Crumbley's manslaughter case

(Newser) - A man who purchased a gun with his son four days before a Michigan school shooting is headed to trial, accused of failing to take steps that could have prevented the teen from killing four students and wounding others. No one says James Crumbley knew what Ethan Crumbley planned to...

Mother of School Shooter Guilty in Manslaughter Trial

Jennifer Crumbley convicted on four counts of involuntary manslaughter in Michigan

(Newser) - In a closely watched case, the mother of a school shooter in Michigan has been found guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Jurors delivered the verdict Tuesday after 11 hours of deliberation in the case of Jennifer Crumbley , 45, reports the Detroit News . Prosecutors say Crumbley and her husband,...

School Shooter's Mom: I Wish He 'Killed Us Instead'

Jennifer Crumbley takes the stand at her trial

(Newser) - The mother of the Michigan school shooter who killed four of his fellow students at Oxford High School in 2021 took the stand Thursday in her own trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter in those students' deaths. Asked if she wished the mass shooting had never taken place, Jennifer Crumbley...

Mom of School Shooter Sobs at Footage in Court

Jennifer Crumbley is first US parent to be charged, tried in a mass school shooting

(Newser) - Jennifer Crumbley, mother of the then-15-year-old who killed four teens and injured seven other people at Michigan's Oxford High School in a November 2021 mass shooting, sobbed in court Thursday at her trial for involuntary manslaughter. USA Today reports Crumbley started "weeping loudly" during testimony from an assistant...

School Shooter's Parents Lose Appeal, Will Stand Trial

Jennifer and James Crumbley face charges of involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - The Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal Tuesday, clearing the way for the parents of a teenager who killed four fellow students in a shooting at Oxford High School to face trial on involuntary manslaughter charges. James and Jennifer Crumbley are accused of making a gun available to Ethan...

In Novel Ruling, Parents of School Shooter Must Face Trial

James and Jennifer Crumbley face involuntary manslaughter charges in Michigan

(Newser) - In an unusual decision, a Michigan court has ruled that the parents of a school shooter must also stand trial over what they did—and didn't do—prior to the fatal attack. The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that James and Jennifer Crumbley, parents of teen Ethan Crumbley...

Parents of Alleged School Shooter See Request Denied

Judge refused to lower bonds for James and Jennifer Crumbley

(Newser) - Updated: A judge in Michigan has denied a request from the parents of an alleged school shooter to have their own bonds reduced from $500,000 each to $100,000 each, reports the AP . The upshot of the decision is that it appears James and Jennifer Crumbley will remain locked...

Witnesses: Crumbley Ignored Warning Signs

Jennifer Crumbley's boss says she texted, 'Don't judge me for what my son did' after Oxford shooting

(Newser) - Jennifer Crumbley told her boss and co-worker that she felt like a failure as a parent hours before her son opened fire at Michigan's Oxford High School, killing four people with a gun his parents had bought him as a gift, according to court testimony. Andrew Smith, CEO of...

Prosecutors to Crumbleys: Stop Blowing Kisses in Court

Parents of accused school shooter Ethan Crumbley are told to stop broadcasting romantic signals

(Newser) - The parents of the teen accused of shooting up a Michigan high school in November, killing four students, may be trying to boost each other up during hearings by sending romantic signals across the courtroom and over Zoom, but they're now being hit with a warning to quit it....

Prosecutors: Crumbleys Focused on Affairs, Horses Instead of Depressed Son

They're pushing back against move to have bail lowered to $100K

(Newser) - As four devastated families in Michigan face a first Christmas without their children, prosecutors are pushing back hard against a request from the parents of alleged school shooter Ethan Crumbley to have their bail lowered. In court papers filed Thursday, prosecutors accused James and Jennifer Crumbley of ignoring red flags...

Parents of Oxford Suspect Are Making a Big Ask

James, Jennifer Crumbley say they're 'devastated' about shooting, want bail lowered

(Newser) - The parents of a teenager charged with killing four students at a Michigan high school didn't anticipate he would commit violence and are "devastated" like others in the community, a lawyer said Wednesday in requesting they be granted a lower bond. James and Jennifer Crumbley are charged with...

Crumbley Parents Make Court Appearance

Judge rejects request to transfer alleged school shooter to juvenile facility

(Newser) - The parents of alleged school shooter Ethan Crumbley appeared in court Tuesday, where prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed that a key hearing should be postponed. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said a scheduled Dec. 22 hearing to determine whether James and Jennifer Crumbley will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges...

Parents of Oxford Suspect Caught After Manhunt

James and Jennifer Crumbley seemed 'distressed' when found in Detroit commercial building

(Newser) - The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school were caught early Saturday, several hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them, officials said. James and Jennifer Crumbley were captured in a commercial building in Detroit that housed artwork,...

Mom's Text to Suspected Shooter: 'Ethan Don't Do It'
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Shooter: 'Ethan Don't Do It'
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Mom's Text to Suspected Shooter: 'Ethan Don't Do It'

New details after parents of Ethan Crumbley are charged in deadly school assault

(Newser) - The parents of suspected school shooter Ethan Crumbley are now facing charges of involuntary manslaughter , and the prosecutor in Michigan's Oakland County provided new details Friday to justify the move. "The facts of this case are so egregious," said Karen McDonald after James and Jennifer Crumbley were...

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