Michigan Man Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter for Son’s Role in School Shooting

In Michigan, James Crumbley, the father of a teenager who conducted a fatal shooting at Oxford High School, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The conviction holds him partially responsible for providing his son Ethan with the firearm used in the attack that resulted in the deaths of four students and injuries to seven others in November 2021. The verdict arrives after Ethan Crumbley was sentenced to life without parole. Both parents face up to 60 years in prison and are the first to be charged with manslaughter in connection with their child’s role in a school shooting.

  • A Michigan jury convicted James Crumbley of involuntary manslaughter for his partial responsibility in giving his son access to a gun used in a school shooting.
  • The shooting at Oxford High School in November 2021 resulted in the deaths of four students and injuries to seven others.
  • Ethan Crumbley, the shooter, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
  • The trial highlighted James Crumbley’s negligence regarding his son’s mental health needs and the firearm purchase made days before the shooting.
  • The jury took slightly over a day to deliberate before reaching the guilty verdicts.
  • James Crumbley’s wife, Jennifer, was also convicted of the same charges in an earlier trial.
  • Both parents are due to be sentenced next month and could each face up to 60 years in prison.
  • This case marks the first instance of parents being charged with manslaughter due to their child’s involvement in a school shooting.
  • Lawyers for the victims’ families see the conviction as a moment of accountability.

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