(LibertySons.org) – In 2021, Ethan Crumbley walked into Oxford High School in Michigan armed with a handgun and murdered four people, wounding seven others. Two years later, the suspect pleaded guilty to murder and terrorism, in addition to other charges, getting life in prison. Recently, Crumbley’s mother was on trial for the part she played in the murders.
On February 6, The Daily Wire reported that Ethan Crumbley’s mother, Jennifer Crumbley, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, making her the first parent in America to be convicted of crimes regarding a mass shooting carried out by their child. The jury found that Mrs. Crumbley was guilty on four counts of the charge in the deaths of Tate Myre, Madisyn Baldwin, Hana St. Juliana, and Justin Shilling, who were all murdered by her son.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Jennifer Crumbley’s defense counsel claimed she had no way of predicting her son’s actions that day. However, the school contacted the mother and father that fateful day to report the 15-year-old drew a violent image. They did not pick their son up, even though the school urged them to get him immediate mental help. ABC News said that the fact that Mrs. Crumbley was the last adult in possession of the gun Ethan used during the school shooting sealed her fate. In fact, his parents bought him the handgun. The prosecution presented evidence showing the teen murderer showed warning signs, and the parents failed to act. Reports stated Mrs. Crumbley texted her boyfriend after the shooting, saying it “could have been prevented,” and blamed the whole thing on the school. During the trial, she reportedly blamed her husband for not securing the weapon.
Parents of the victims stated on “Good Morning America” that they were glad about the verdict. The father of Justin Shilling said, “Gross negligence is not acceptable in society.” He hopes the result reduces the prevalence of school shootings going forward.
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