Everything we know about Ethan Crumbley's parents, who have been charged with manslaughter

Asia's Tech News Daily

Everything we know about Ethan Crumbley’s parents, who have been charged with manslaughter
© Rochester Hills District Court

James and Jennifer Crumbley

– Rochester Hills District Court

The parents of the Oxford high school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley were arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning in an industrial warehouse in Detroit, hours after a manhunt was launched when the couple failed to turn themselves in on charges related to Tuesday’s massacre.

Detroit Police Chief James White said Jennifer and James Crumbley were found “hiding in the building” following a tip-off as to their whereabouts.

Hours earlier, Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald announced that the parents of the 15-year-old accused mass shooter had been charged with four charges each of involuntary manslaughter.

Prosecutor McDonald said it was “impossible not to conclude” that the Crumbleys could have done more to stop the mass shooting, which killed four students and injured seven others.

Here’s what we know about the Crumbleys:

What have the Crumbley parents been charged with?

Both parents have been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter each, which authorities described as the maximum possible charge available given the allegations of what happened.

Did the Crumbleys go on the run?

The Crumbleys were arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning at a warehouse in Detroit, after a manhunt was launched and a $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to their arrests.

Prosecutor McDonald had announced her decision to charge the Crumbleys in a press conference on Friday and the couple were due to be arraigned that afternoon.

But they failed to turn themselves in for their arraignment, leading authorities to launch a huge manhunt involving the US Marshals Service and to declare the parents fugitives.

A law enforcement source told CNN that the couple withdrew $4,000 in cash from an ATM in Rochester Hills, around 15 miles from Oxford, that day and had switched off their phones so that their locations couldn’t be traced.

However, attorneys for the Crumbleys insisted that the couple were not on the run but had left town for their own safety in the aftermath of the shooting and were returning to turn themselves in voluntarily. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office disputed this claim, saying it was not aware of any such arrangement.

A car belonging to the Crumbleys was located in the parking lot of a business in Detroit on Friday night and the couple was then arrested hours later at the warehouse following a tip-off.

Chief White told reporters in a press briefing early Saturday morning that the fugitives “appeared to be hiding in the building” and that the situation “isn’t indicative of turning themselves in, hiding in a warehouse”.

He said he believed it was “very likely” the Crumbleys were trying to escape to Canada.

The couple, who were unarmed but “very distressed” when they were taken into custody, were helped into the building by someone else, he said, adding that this could result in charges for that individual.

Following their arrest, the couple were taken to Oakland County Jail – the same jail that houses their son.

Did Ethan Crumbley’s parents know he had a gun?

Ethan Crumbley’s parents bought him a gun, practiced shooting it with him, and had warning signs he was considering violence, according to the timeline laid out by officials on Wednesday.

The 15-year-old was present on 26 November when his father purchased the 9mm Sig Sauer used in the shooting, and even though his dad made the purchase, it was clear the gun was bound for Ethan Crumbley’s personal use.

“Just got my new beauty today. Sig Sauer 9mm. Any questions I will answer,” Ethan posted on now-deleted social media that same day, according to officials.

The following day, he and his mother headed to a shooting range to practice with the weapon, with Jennifer describing the outing as “Mom and son day testing out his new Christmas present”.

Did Ethan Crumbley’s parents warn school officials he was armed?

Neither Jennifer nor James Crumbley alerted school officials that Ethan had easy access to a semi-automatic handgun, according to prosecutors, even once they had been warned he was showing interest in seeking ammunition at school and making violent drawings.

Did Ethan Crumbley’s parents have any warnings he was considering violence?

School officials tried on multiple occasions to warn the Crumbley parents that their son was allegedly considering violence at school.

In the days before the shooting, Oxford High School left both a voicemail and an email with the family that a teacher had spied Ethan searching for information about ammunition online, which was met with no response to officials.

Jennifer, however, did allegedly text Ethan, writing, “Lol I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught.”

Things escalated on 30 November, the morning of the shooting, which officials called both parents into school, after finding an alarming drawing of Ethan’s that featured pictures of guns, laughing emoji, and messages like “my life is useless” and “the thoughts won’t stop, help me.”

School personnel showed the parents the drawing, advising them to put Ethan in counseling immediately, according to prosecutors.

“James and Jennifer Crumbley resisted the idea of their son leaving the school at that time. Instead Jennifer and James Crumbley left the high school without their son,” Ms McDonald, the prosecutor, said on Friday.

Once there were reports that a shooting had occured at the school that day, Jennifer allegedly sent a text to Ethan that read, “Ethan, don’t do it,” while James drove straight home and reported his gun missing.

Were they supportive of guns?

Jennifer Crumbley, a 43-year-old real estate broker, wrote an open letter to then president-elect Donald Trumpon her blog in November 2016 about guns, The Daily Beast first reported.

“As a female and a Realtor, thank you for allowing my right to bear arms,” she wrote. “Allowing me to be protected if I show a home to someone with bad intentions. Thank you for respecting that Amendment.”

James, who has worked as a technology salesman, wrote on his Facebook page that the post was “spot on.”

From news to politics, travel to sport, culture to climate – The Independent has a host of free newsletters to suit your interests. To find the stories you want to read, and more, in your inbox, click here.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

China records two-year high in Covid cases weeks before Winter Olympics

© Provided by WION China on Monday recorded Covid cases that reached highest levels since March 2020. That this is happening mere three weeks before Winter Olympics has added to ... Read more »

Affairs are meant to be exciting but my lover is boring and predictable

DEAR DEIDRE: AFFAIRS are meant to be exciting – but my love life is painfully predictable. I am having a relationship with a married man who texts like clockwork and ... Read more »

Abu Dhabi: EcoWASTE to feature latest technologies, innovations in waste management

© Provided by Khaleej Times Photo: Supplied Experts and decision makers have gathered in the UAE Capital to discuss the latest technologies and innovations in the field of waste management ... Read more »

NCP-Sena to finalise alliance for Goa polls on Tuesday

© Provided by Hindustan Times NCP-Sena to finalise alliance for Goa polls on Tuesday (HT Photo) Mumbai: Sharad Pawar led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena are set to ... Read more »

Pakistani policeman, 2 gunmen killed in shootout in capital

ISLAMABAD — Two gunmen opened fire at police officers manning a roadside checkpoint in the capital, Islamabad, on Monday night, triggering a shootout that killed an officer and both assailants, ... Read more »

Katie Price sees a UFO and captures it on film!

© Bang Showbiz Katie Price spotted a UFO Katie Price has filmed a “UFO” in the night sky. The 43-year-old ex-glamour model took to Instagram to show her findings to ... Read more »

Siddhant Chaturvedi brings home a swanky bike; Fans say ‘Bhai sahab'

© Provided by Pinkvilla Siddhant Chaturvedi who is currently gearing up for his next film, ‘Gehraiyaan’, has got himself a new luxurious Harley Davidson bike. The actor took to his ... Read more »

"Definitely want to get rid of him": talkSPORT reporter reveals big Spurs claim on Poch signing

TalkSPORT reporter Alex Crook reckons that Tottenham are desperate to get rid of Tanguy Ndombele but thinks they might struggle to find a buyer. Ndombele, who’s made just one Premier League ... Read more »

Photo emerges of Rachel Johnson on a train while NOT wearing a mask

A picture has today emerged of Boris Johnson‘s sister Rachel Johnson sleeping on a train without a face mask, just hours after she launched an ardent defence of the Prime ... Read more »

Esplanade forced to postpone several events due to Omicron

As COVID-19 cases once again increase, local entertainment venues are facing cancellations or postponements. Five events set to take place at the Esplanade have been postponed and organizers wouldn’t be ... Read more »

Pierre Gasly question asked by Damon Hill as Red Bull's Max Verstappen labelled 'freaky'

Damon Hill has questioned whether Pierre Gasly can ever become a “great” racer, claiming the Frenchman is too much of a “good guy”. The 1996 world champion says it the ... Read more »

Suspect, 56, found dead in his cell, suffered self-inflicted injury

A man found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial for the murder of missing Diane Douglas had sustained a self-inflicted neck wound.  Stuart Williamson, 56, was accused of ... Read more »

Pune consumer commission directs telecom operator to pay r₹r1.50 lakh to consumer

© Provided by Hindustan Times Pune District Consumer Redressal Commission has directed telecom operator Tata Teleservices Ltd to pay to the complainant Rs.1.50 lakh towards physical and mental agony and ... Read more »

"People at the club seem to think" - Journalist drops Leeds injury claim on Cooper & Phillips

Leeds United duo Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper could return to action as soon as next month, according to Daily Mirror journalist David Anderson. Phillips and Cooper were forced off ... Read more »

‘Not thrilled with this', ‘Baffles me' – These Sheffield Wednesday fans react as player deal confirmed

© Provided by Football League World FA Cup Fifth Round – Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed that Alex Hunt has joined Oldham Athletic on loan for ... Read more »

The Meera S Is The Weirdest Ferrari Ever And It's Going Up For Auction

© Motor1.com Copyright 1983 Ferrari Meera S by Michelotti Auction Front Corner It’s a Ferrari that looks like a Mitsubishi Starion. There aren’t many Ferraris that you could describe as ... Read more »

Alexander Armstrong has 'goosebumps' over Pointless contestants' record-breaking round

Alexander Armstrong was left with goosebumps after a record-breaking round on Pointless. The host was taken aback as a group of contestants managed to secure the best round ever on ... Read more »

Horta-Osorio's broken promise the final straw at embittered Credit Suisse

© Reuters/Toby Melville FILE PHOTO: Group Chief Executive of Lloyds Banking Group Horta-Osorio speaks at the Institute of Directors convention in London By Oliver Hirt, Sumeet Chatterjee and John O’Donnell ... Read more »

The best NZ-41 loadout in Call of Duty: Warzone

© Provided by Dot Esports Call of Duty: Warzone’s integration with Call of Duty: Vanguard added over 30 primary weapons to the title. There are plenty of new toys to ... Read more »

BPSC recruitment 2022: Apply for 250+ Asst Public Sanitary & Waste Management Officer posts; details here

© Provided by Firstpost BPSC recruitment 2022: Apply for 250+ Asst Public Sanitary & Waste Management Officer posts; details here The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released a notification inviting ... Read more »

Bengal government relaxes Covid-19 curbs as positivity rate drops

© Provided by Hindustan Times It was only on January 2 that the state government imposed restrictions closing down schools and colleges while allowing only 50% workforce in offices and ... Read more »

‘Billion-year-old' black diamond, blasted from outer space, could fetch $6.8M

“The Enigma” black diamond, heading to Sotheby’s in February 2022, was blasted to Earth millions of years ago from outer space, according to experts. “Its sale represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity ... Read more »

Trending OTT News Today: Kapil Sharma reveals how he proposed wife Ginni, Bigg Boss Tamil OTT announced with Kamal Haasan and more

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com From Kapil Sharma revealing how he proposed wife Ginni and Bigg Boss Tamil OTT announced with Kamal Haasan to The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Season ... Read more »

Startup Digest: boAt to file DRHP for its IPO, Chingari raises $15 million, ZingHR gets $10 million & G.O.A.T Brand acquires The Label Life

© Provided by CNBCTV18 boAt to file DRHP for its IPO by January-end Imagine Marketing, a company that which manufactures D2C brand boAt is likely to file DRHP for its ... Read more »

Kulgam terror attack: Chargesheet filed before NIA court

© Provided by The Times of India SRINAGAR: J&K Police on Monday filed a chargesheet in a UAPA case before the NIA court in Anantnag in connection with a terror ... Read more »

Opinion: Celtic vs Hibernian preview - three points a must

It is fair to say that tonight’s Premiership game between Celtic and Hibernian is a must win for the Hoops.  With the gap at the top of the table six ... Read more »

Fog to continue for next three days in Gurugram: IMD

© Provided by Hindustan Times The city on Monday recorded another “cold day” with a maximum temperature of 14.4°C. (Vipin Kumar /HT) The city on Monday recorded another “cold day” ... Read more »

I was embarrassed by my grim council house for years – now we've done it up on a budget with B&M bargains

WHEN she first moved into a three-bedroom council house with her family, Sarah O’Brien was in tears every day over the state of the property. With walls covered in old-fashioned ... Read more »

Trending South News Today: Bangarraju storms the box office, Dhanush separates from wife Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth and more

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com From Bangarraju storming the box office and Bangarraju Director ‘s next film to Allu Arjun starrer Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo releasing in Hindi, Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s fees for ... Read more »

Malicious campaign against Covid vaccine fell flat, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

© Provided by Hindustan Times Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during his Ghaziabad visit on Monday. (Sakib Ali /HT) After reviewing Covid preparedness in Ghaziabad during a visit to ... Read more »

Matriculant: Decision to not publish results infringes my right to be informed

© Supplied JOHANNESBURG – The Basic Education Department’s decision to withhold matric results from the media fails to adequately apply the exemption imposed by the Protection of Personal Information Act ... Read more »

How Brian Molefe blew R150m of Transnet money on the Guptas' newspaper

Procurement processes were flagrantly flouted at Brian Molefe’s behest to support the Gupta family’s ‘The New Age’ newspaper and media platforms. This extraordinary support cost the South African taxpayer nearly ... Read more »

Weekend Takeaways: Panthers overflowing with talent and firing on all cylinders

Start any kind of NHL-related conversation and, these days, you’ll soon arrive at one unavoidable point: We need to talk about the Florida Panthers. I don’t know how any exchange ... Read more »

'Difference' — Manchester United fans react to Cristiano Ronaldo's Paul Pogba hint

Manchester United fans have been offered another much-needed silver lining by Cristiano Ronaldo. The 36-year-old has done his bit for the Old Trafford cause this season with 14 goals in ... Read more »

Big blow to Cryptocurrency! Singapore looks to protect people from financial harm

Singapore’s financial regulator told companies in the cryptocurrency industry to refrain from advertising their services to the public, in line with the city-state’s desire to curb retail speculation in volatile ... Read more »

UN-Chef Guterres: Fehlende globale Solidarität lähmt Weltwirtschaft

Fehlende globale Solidarität lähmt nach Ansicht der Vereinten Nationen die Erholung der Weltwirtschaft. © Bereitgestellt von Blick Fehlende globale Solidarität lähmt Weltwirtschaft «Wenn es uns nicht gelingt, Ungleichheiten abzubauen, belasten ... Read more »

Binance ties up with Sarath Ratanavadi's Gulf Energy on Thai cryptocurrency exchange

Binance Holdings Ltd. reached an agreement with Thai billionaire Sarath Ratanavadi’s Gulf Energy Development PCL to study a digital asset exchange in the Southeast Asian nation. The Bangkok-based firm said ... Read more »

Inside the Texas synagogue hostage standoff

It started like most any Saturday for members of Congregation Beth Israel. © Brandon Bell/Getty Images COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS – JANUARY 16: A law enforcement vehicle sits near the Congregation Beth ... Read more »

Gurugram reports two Covid-19 deaths, over 3,400 fresh cases

© Provided by Hindustan Times An elderly person being inoculated with a booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a health centre in Sector 31, Gurugram, on Monday. (Vipin Kumar/HT) The ... Read more »

Ride or die: Woman drives hearse, says it helps her nap in peace

Hailey Rose films videos of herself and her hearse. and posts them on TikTok. TikTok/@x.hailey.rose.x When Hailey Rose drives by stunned onlookers often stop dead in their tracks. That’s because ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic