James Crumbley Found Guilty in Son’s Shooting Case

He's Been FOUND Guilty - After Terrible Attack

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A jury in Michigan has found James Crumbley, the father of Ethan Crumbley who tragically killed four classmates at Oxford High School, guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Legal documents indicate that James Crumbley allegedly disregarded increasing indicators of his son’s deteriorating mental state and neglected to adequately secure a semi-automatic handgun.

The origins of this case trace back to November 30, 2021, when Ethan, aged only 15 at the time, brought his father’s gun to school and initiated gunfire against his peers. Subsequent investigations revealed that Ethan had been exhibiting evident signs of psychological disturbance and harboring violent intentions for a considerable period before the incident.

Evidence presented during the trial comprised distressing text exchanges between Ethan and his parents, along with the unsettling discovery of a bird’s head in a jar that he brought to school. Additionally, one of his teachers purportedly stumbled upon drawings depicting violent imagery, firearms, ammunition, and cryptic messages such as “blood everywhere” and “my life is useless.”

In the early hours of November 30, a school staff member contacted James Crumbley and Jennifer Crumbley regarding the peculiar drawings and alerted them to the need for assistance for Ethan. The school also requested their immediate retrieval of their son. However, for reasons that are not yet clear, they declined. Meanwhile, Ethan, who was already on campus, had concealed a firearm in his backpack before departing from home. Later that same day, he tragically shot and killed four of his classmates.

In December 2023, a Michigan court handed Ethan a life sentence without parole eligibility. However, prosecutors promptly raised concerns about James and Jennifer Crumbley purportedly disregarding numerous indicators of their son’s deteriorating mental state. Subsequently, they pressed involuntary manslaughter charges against both parents shortly after the tragic incident.

The defense lawyers representing James and Jennifer Crumbley contended that Ethan’s parents were entirely unaware of his difficulties, suggesting they couldn’t have foreseen his actions. However, the evidence presented during the trial seemed to directly contradict these assertions.

In early February, Jennifer Crumbley was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, paving the way for the subsequent guilty verdict against James Crumbley. Both of them potentially face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

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