Parents of suspected Michigan school shooter plead not guilty to manslaughter charges
The parents of 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, who opened fire at a school in the US state of Michigan on Tuesday, have been arrested after an FBI manhunt. The parents are said to be complicit because they did not store the weapon, which was allegedly purchased by the father, well enough.
After the prosecutors made it clear in the trial that they also wanted to prosecute the parents, they fled. The couple were eventually found in Detroit, about 40 miles from the town of Oxford, where the shooting took place. First, the fugitives’ car was found, after which the parents were quickly located by the FBI.
The parents were wanted for “negligence” in putting away a firearm the father had bought four days before the shooting incident. That weapon was eventually used by the 15-year-old shooter, killing four students (aged 14, 16 and 17).
The parents of the alleged Michigan school shooter were taken into custody early Saturday morning in Detroit after the pair went missing, police said. https://t.co/IZ6mrBgLJT
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In the American town of Oxford, Michigan, a 15-year-old student opened fire at a secondary school on Tuesday afternoon. Three fellow students were killed and eight more, including a teacher, were injured. The suspected gunman, Ethan Crumbley, was charged with terrorism and murder. ” After seeing the evidence, I am absolutely convinced that this is premeditated murder,” the prosecutor said. Shortly afterwards, his parents were also charged.
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