11/03/2022 - Jennifer and James Crumbley In Court For Hearing on Expert Witness

Parents of 16 year old school shooter, Ethan Crumbley are facing involuntary manslaughter proceedings and still have more hearings in court with regards to their part (if any) in the events that shocked a nation. They are claiming their innocence as they claim they did not know what their son was about to do.

Jennifer and James Crumbley were in court Friday for a hearing on whether the Oakland County prosecutor can call expert witnesses to testify about mass shooters and the path to violence that many take before they start shooting.

The prosecution intends to use testimony that argues that Ethan's pathway to violence followed multiple stages, including his parents inaction, instead of the teen suddenly snapping and committing mass murder. The defense is fighting the allowance of that expert testimony.

During Ethan Crumbley's guilty plea he said he asked his Father to buy hima gun and his father even went to the extent of picking a gun for him and paying for it. He continued to confirm the gun was not secured when he went to school.

"Yes, it was not locked," he said on Oct. 24 after Assistant Prosecutor Marc Keast asked him if it was true the 9mm handgun was "not kept in a safe or locked container?"

Prosecutors said that Ethan Crumbley, had sent his mother Jennifer Crumbley concerning text messages that she ignored. Those exact messages were read during the hearing included his accounts of demon sightings. Moreover, Jennifer had texted Ethan after receiving a call that he was caught looking up bullets on his phone while at school..

The 16-year-old accepted guilt to four counts of murder, one count of terrorism, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts of possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony.

The shooter is facing life without parole and has a hearing set for February where Judge Rowe will decide if the sentence if fit for the crimes.