School shooter's mother found guilty of murders committed by her son - ForumDaily
The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

School shooter's mother found guilty of murders committed by her son

On February 6, the mother of Ethan Crumbley, a Michigan teenager who shot and killed four students at school in 2021, became the first parent to face criminal charges for his child's shooting, reports eOnline.

Photo: IStock

Jennifer Crumbley, 45, was found guilty by a jury on four counts of manslaughter - one for each of the four victims at her son's school.

“It was very difficult,” an unnamed juror said after the verdict was announced. “We took this very seriously.”

On the subject: A man, at the request of his mistress, threw his small children from the 15th floor: this is how the couple tried to 'start a new life together'

Jennifer, who faces up to 15 years in prison on each count, has pleaded not guilty to four charges. She will be sentenced on April 9.

Ethan, now 17, pleaded guilty to charges including terrorism resulting in death and first-degree intentional homicide. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole in December.

Parents' guilt

The tragedy could have been avoided. Everything depended on the actions and decisions made by Jennifer and her husband James Crumbley. He, too, has pleaded not guilty to four charges and is awaiting trial next month.

On the day of the shooting, November 30, the Crumbleys were asked to attend a meeting at Ethan's school about a drawing he had made. On it he depicted a gun, a bullet, a wounded man and wrote: “Thoughts do not stop. Help me".

The Crumbleys did not take their son home or tell the school that James had given Ethan a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol. That same day, a 15-year-old opened fire with the gun and killed Madisyn Baldwin, 17, Tate Myra, 16, Khan St. Julian, 14, Justin Schilling, 17, and wounded seven others.

Speaking during the trial, Jennifer told jurors that although she felt regret for her son's actions, she "wouldn't have done" anything differently. She finally said, “I don’t think I’m a failure as a parent.”

Craig Schilling, whose son Justin was one of four teenagers killed in the shooting, was in court when the verdict was read.

You may be interested in: top New York news, stories of our immigrants, and helpful tips about life in the Big Apple - read all this on ForumDaily New Y

“We demand accountability across the board, and this is one step toward that,” Craig told reporters. “I feel like it won’t get any easier for us, but it gives us hope for a brighter future.”

“Do your due diligence for your child. You cannot put your interests above his interests, especially when it comes to mental health,” he concluded.

Read also on ForumDaily:

Thirty achievements of Joe Biden as President of the United States (part 2)

Why do Americans work for wear and tear and pay for workaholism

A woman was left overnight on a ski lift in California and lost her voice while screaming for help.

Miscellanea school shooting Incidents sentence to parents
Subscribe to ForumDaily on Google News

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? — support us donate! Also subscribe to our page Facebook. Select the “Priority in display” option and read us first. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our РєР ° РЅР ° Р »РІ Telegram  and Instagram- there is a lot of interesting things there. And join thousands of readers ForumDaily New York — there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information about life in the metropolis. 

1065 requests in 2,198 seconds.