Criminal Law

James Crumbley to Stand Trial in Michigan High School Shooting

When Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley, took the stand at her involuntary manslaughter trial in February, she suggested that safe storage of the family’s firearms was under the control of one person: her husband, James.

“It was more his thing,” she testified, “so I let him handle that. I didn’t feel comfortable putting the lock thing on it.”

Despite her attempt to deflect fault onto him after their son used a semi-automatic handgun bought by James Crumbley to kill four high school classmates in 2021, a jury found her guilty — the first time in the U.S. that a parent was held criminally responsible for a school shooting perpetrated by his or her child.

Read the source article at NBC News

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