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Manslaughter Trial Starts for Mother of Oxford High School Mass Shooter

HeadlineJan 26, 2024

In Michigan, a first-of-its-kind manslaughter trial is underway for Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of the Oxford High School shooter. Ethan Crumbley was just 15 years old when he opened fire on the school in 2021, killing four students and injuring six other people. His father, James Crumbley, is being tried separately later this year. This is prosecutor Marc Keast delivering his opening statement.

Marc Keast: “The evidence will prove that by the time this gun was bought, the school shooter was in a downward spiral that had begun months before. The evidence will also show you that Jennifer Crumbley was aware of that. Despite her knowledge of his deteriorating mental crisis, despite her knowledge of his growing social isolation, despite the fact that it is illegal for a 15-year-old to walk into a gun store and walk out with a handgun by himself, this gun was gifted.”

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