Crumbleys ask Michigan Supreme Court to toss charges related to Oxford school shootings.
James and Jennifer Crumbley have asked the Michigan Supreme Court to dismiss criminal charges against them for their role in the Oxford High School shootings.
In separate filings, the Crumbleys say two lower courts made a mistake when they determined the shootings were a foreseeable result when they purchased and failed to secure the firearm used by their son in the attack.
The rulings allowed the case against the parents to move forward. Ethan Crumbley has pleaded guilty to 24 charges including murder and terrorism. He is waiting to be sentenced. The prosecutor has asked for life with no chance for parole. The Crumbley parents say, under the law, they are not “criminally liable for the independent acts of a teenager."
They are charged with involuntary manslaughter for failing to secure the gun so their son could not easily access it.