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Nationally Watched Trial Of The Mother Of The Oxford High School Shooter Gets Verdict By Jury

Nationally Watched Trial Of The Mother Of The Oxford High School Shooter Gets Verdict By Jury

Pontiac, Michigan: The verdict in the highly publicized trial of the mother of the Oxford High School shooter was announced Tuesday afternoon by an Oakland County jury in Oakland County Circuit Court.

Jennifer Crumbley, 45, was facing trial for four counts of involuntary manslaughter related to the tragic 2021 shooting incident, where her son tragically took the lives of four students. This trial is significant as it represents a unique case where a parent is being tried for their child’s involvement in a mass shooting.

Following a week-long trial, the jury took their time to deliberate on Monday and Tuesday. During the proceedings on Monday, the jury took a moment to seek clarification from the judge.

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They had a couple of questions, one of which was about the implications of certain evidence that the prosecutors chose not to present. Specifically, they were curious about why the shooter did not testify about the origin of the gun used in the shooting.

Oakland Circuit Judge Cheryl Matthews reminded the jury to refrain from making assumptions and restated her instructions for reaching a verdict.

Prosecutors allege that Crumbley failed to recognize the warning signs indicating her teen son was in a state of distress. They claim she did not seek help for him, even after he displayed violent drawings on a math worksheet at school.

Additionally, they assert that she purchased a 9mm gun for him, which he later used in the tragic shooting. After the shooting on November 31, 2021, a journal was discovered in his backpack. The journal contained detailed plans to carry out a violent incident at his high school. However, Crumbley has consistently denied any knowledge of its existence.

Ethan Crumbley, who is now 17 years old, pleaded guilty to the murders of his classmates and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in December.

Jennifer Crumbley, who has been incarcerated at Oakland County Jail for over two years, could potentially receive a prison sentence of up to 15 years. Following her trial, James, her husband, will face a separate trial for the same charges.

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