James and Jennifer Crumbley face four counts of involuntary manslaughter for their alleged role in failing to prevent the shooting. His son, Ethan, is the suspected shooter. The parents of the alleged Oxford High School shooter claimed they would not get a fair trial in Oakland County. And it means that they asked the trial be moved elsewhere.
Here, prosecutors accused the parents of neglecting his son. They also ignored warning signs of his disruptive behavior. They are also accused of purchasing and providing their son with the gun used in last year’s fatal shooting.
Ethan Crumbley is accused of opening fire during school hours on November 30, 2021. And he killed four students and injured seven others. The parents were last in court for a pretrial hearing on April 19. At that time, a judge denied a motion to lower his bail. Both were held in lieu of $500,000.
Oakland County District Attorney Karen McDonald give strong statements about this request. Since learning about the Oxford shootings, their focus and attention has been on holding those responsible accountable and standing up for victims.
It is important that the office is a transparent and reliable source of information for the public. The office will not be disturbed by a legally and factually improper motion. And, the office will file a proper written response with the court. The court team has never and will never mislead the court or the public. They intend to prove the allegations they made against Crumbley beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.