James and Jennifer Crumbley are currently being held on a combined $1 million bond after being charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. They are the parents of Ethan Crumbley, who killed four students of Oxford High School in Michigan on November 30th. The Crumbleys were charged with manslaughter for allegedly allowing Ethan to have access to the gun he used in the shooting. It’s believed that the Crumbleys bought the semi-automatic handgun for their son as an early Christmas present.
Yesterday, the Crumbleys were in court trying to get their bond lowered. One of their attorneys asked the court to have their bond lowered to $100, 000, and that they would both wear ankle monitors if they posted bail. Yeah, because no one has ever cut off an ankle monitor before. It’s kind of hard to argue that your clients aren’t a flight risk when they’ve allegedly tried to evade capture once already. If you’ll recall, the Crumbleys tried to hide out in Detroit after the manslaughter charges were announced. They claim that they left the Oxford area for their own safety and were not avoiding arrest.
A judge will consider that request on January 7th, 2022.
In other Crumbley news, it seems that the attorneys for Ethan Crumbley and his parents will not be cooperating nor communicating with each other regarding their respective trials. Ethan Crumbley has been assigned a court-appointed attorney, while his parents have obtained the services of some high-profile lawyers. Some legal experts have said this may be the case because Ethan Crumbley may blame his parents as a defense. Ethan Crumbley’s parents currently have no say in his legal defense, and he has been appointed a guardian. How strange would it be if Ethan Crumbley testified against his parents in their trial?
And of course, we can’t have a story about the Crumbleys without talking about the gun itself. Prosecutors have said that the gun was kept unsecured in a drawer in the Crumbley’s bedroom. The Crumbleys have denied this, saying that the gun was kept in a locked drawer. It must not have been a very good lock if Ethan Crumbley was able to obtain the gun without his parents noticing until it was too late. Notice how there was no mention of any lock being on the gun itself.
You know how those ‘responsible’ gun owners are. They can’t put a lock on the gun in case they need to shoot someone. They’re always looking for a reason to shoot someone.