The Crumbleys’ Bonds Should Be High Since They Know The Bird’s Head Paint In The Jar: Prosecutors
Prosecutors said on Thursday that James and Jennifer Crumbley’s relationship will remain at a high level ever since they learned their son Ethan Crumbley kept a bird’s head in a jar, along with knowledge of his depression and his passion for guns.
Prosecutors said “the parents knowingly ignored the needs and health of their son and the threat he posed to others”. “Their son tortured animals, even leaving a baby bird’s head in a jar on his bedroom floor, which he then took and placed in the school bathroom.”
A court filing was made Thursday against an attempt by James and Jennifer Crumbley to downplay their relationship to get out of prison. The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office said the Crumbleys “will flee if given the opportunity.” The office said the couple was behind paying the mortgage and putting their home up for sale.
James and Jennifer Crumbley are trying to reduce their bond from $500,000 to $100,000. They were arrested after being discovered in an art studio in Detroit, but their attorney said they weren’t planning to run away.
The pair are charged with involuntary murder in connection with the Oxford High School shooting for giving their son access to a gun, as well as having the opportunity to stop the shooting.
“What’s novel about this case is that the defendants were aware, graphically, of the serious risk their son posed prior to the shooting. … These parents have may have done something,” the prosecutor’s office said.
The Crumbleys’ lawyers said the pair were devastated and had no idea that Ethan Crumbley was going to open fire at Oxford High that day.
Ethan Crumbley, 15 years old, is charge as an adult charged with murder and other charges following the November 30 shooting, which left four students dead and seven others injured.
Prosecutors said Ethan’s only friend had moved out at the end of October, the family dog had died and the teenager was “sending his mother disturbing messages about his state of mind. “.
On the day of filming, the parents were summoned to discuss Ethan’s disturbing drawings was discovered by a teacher on what appeared to be a geometry sheet.
It included a shotgun and the words, “Thoughts won’t stop. Help me.” There was a bullet with the phrase “blood everywhere” above a person who appeared to have been shot. The newspaper also wrote that “my life is useless” and “the world is dead.”
Ethan then jotted down some pictures and text and wrote, “OHS Rocks! … I love my life so much!!!! … All are friends here.”
School officials said the Crumbleys refused to take Ethan home, and then the shooting followed. The prosecutor’s office had previously described the posts but publicly attached them to a court filing for the first time on Thursday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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