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Parents of Michigan School Shooter to Be Sentenced for Manslaughter

Posted on AllSides April 9th, 2024
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Justice, Parents, Michigan, School Shootings
Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/USA Today Network, via Via Reuters; Pool photo by Carlos Osorio

Jennifer and James Crumbley, who were convicted of involuntary manslaughter for failing to prevent their teenage son from killing four fellow students in the worst school shooting in Michigan’s history, will be sentenced by a judge on Tuesday.

Their separate jury trials ended in guilty verdicts in February and March, making them the first parents in the country to be convicted for the deaths caused by their child in a mass shooting.

Involuntary manslaughter charges carry a penalty in Michigan of up to 15 years in prison, and prosecutors asked in sentencing memos...

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