Busy with love affairs, Jennifer Crumbley ignores danger signs from son accused Oxford rifle shooter Ethan Crumbley

“Don’t do it,” suspected gunman Ethan Crumbley’s mother texted him the day of the deadly attack, but she made no mention of his impending attack on a school. Michigan High School. Instead, attorneys for Jennifer and Jason Crumbley said, she was telling him not to commit suicide.

Jennifer Crumbley’s lackluster appeal to her son is a symptom of a larger pattern of alleged parental neglect revealed by prosecutors this week during the pair’s ongoing trial. In court documents filed Thursday, prosecutors accused the Crumbleys of ignoring “troublesome” cues from their son, including animal torture cases and bloody sketches. blood, worrisome. Instead, they spent hours with their beloved horses and – in Jennifer’s case – firmly pursued an extramarital affair.

“The defendants had information long before November 30 (six months before the shooting) that their son’s only friend moved in at the end of October, that the family dog ​​had dead, that their son is sadder than usual, and that he is sending. mother disturbs the messages about his state of mind,” said one applicant, according to Detroit Free Press. “Instead of paying attention to their son and asking him for help, they bought him a gun.”

According to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Crumbley’s parents are now considering charges of four counts of involuntary manslaughter in an “unprecedented” case in the state. They face 15 years in prison if convicted.

Their son, Ethan Crumbley, has been charged with 24 felony counts, including four counts of murder and one count of terrorism. He pleaded not guilty to all charges, and will be tried as an adult. If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

The Crumbleys “knew their son was depressed, that he was into guns … that he had studied ammunition while in school and that he had been shown violent videos of the morning shootings. that day,” according to prosecutors, but they bought the gun for Ethan as an early Christmas present, leaving it in an unlocked armor.

On November 30, Ethan Crumbley is said to have brought a 9mm Sig Sauer to Oxford High School. The subsequent mass shooting he was accused of ended with the deaths of 4 students: Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14 years old; Madisyn Baldwin, 17 years old; and Justin Shilling, 17. Six other students and a 47-year-old teacher were injured, according to authorities.

The Crumbleys are currently high school on the morning of the shooting, called in after a teacher spotted Ethan “involving drawings and writing,” including phrases like: “thoughts won’t stop. Help me”, “blood is everywhere” and “my life is useless. Asked to take their son home for the day, the Crumbleys refused and left, according to a letter from the Director of Oxford Community Schools. But there have also been other warning signs.

In Thursday’s filing, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald outlined how Ethan Crumbley “tortured animals (and) even kept a baby bird’s head in a jar on his bedroom floor, and then he took it and put it in the school bathroom.” However, she continued, “parents are focusing on their own issues, things like extramarital problems, financial problems and substance abuse.” The couple also spend up to three hours a night, three or four times a week tending to their horses at a nearby barn, McDonald wrote.

The prosecutor also noted in her filing that Jennifer Crumbley told her boyfriend on the day of the shooting that the alleged murder weapon was in her car. After news of the Oxford shooting broke, and Crumbley texted his son, “Don’t do it,” it was previous reportJames Crumbley called 911 to report that the gun was missing and that his son might be a suspect in the shooting.

The prosecutor made the shocking revelations in response to a defense request that Jennifer and Jason Crumbley be given a lower payout of $100,000 in cash, down from the current $500,000. The couple’s attorneys argued that the couple posed no flight risk or danger to the public. The day-long quest ended in Crumbleys cornered by law enforcement in an artist’s studio on December 4 was not the result of an attempt to flee, the defense said, adding that the parents had planned to film themselves later that day.

The Crumbley team’s claim, issued Wednesday, also reveals the alleged true origin of Jennifer Crumbley’s “Don’t Do It” text, Free press reported.

“When Mrs. Crumbley texted Ethan ‘Don’t do that,’ … the shooting happened, Mr. Crumbley identified the gun as missing and notified the authorities, and Mrs. Crumbley was texting her son. his son to tell him. not to commit suicide,” wrote the defense, later saying that the “devastated” Crumbleys did not know Ethan was a threat to anyone; and they certainly did not anticipate or cause the tragedy that is taking place at Oxford High School.”

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