Oxford High School Shooter Ethan Crumbley Sentenced To Life In Prison
Ethan Crumbley has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing four of his classmates at Oxford High School in 2021.
The 17-year old pleaded guilty to 24 charges last year. Today, he was sentenced after witnesses and families of the victims gave emotional statements in court.
Oxford High School Shooter Ethan Crumbley Sentenced
According to NBC News, Oakland County Judge Rowe imposed the maximum sentence against Crumbley. He was 15-years old at the time of the crime.
The tragic shooting took place November 30th, 2021. Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four victims and wounding seven other people, according to NBC News.
NBC News reports that Judge Rowe said he spent roughly 26 hours reading statements from survivors and others impacted by his crimes. According to NBC News, Judge Rowe called Crumbley’s actions “an act of terrorism.”
In October of 2022, Crumbley pleaded guilty to one count of terrorism and causing death and 23 other charges. Despite being 15 at the time, a judge ruled that he would be eligible for life without parole, per CNN. Today, he was given that punishment.
According to NBC News, Crumbley had his head down for most of the emotional hearing.
In court, CNN reports family members and loved ones of the victims gave emotional statements urging the harshest punishment possible.
Crumbley had the opportunity to speak to the court before his sentencing. CNN reports that he said no one could have stopped him and he is a “really bad person.”
Ethan Crumbley’s parents, James and Jennifer, have been accused of buying a handgun for him. They have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to NBC News.
James and Jennifer have reportedly requested separate trials. Those proceedings will happen sometime in 2024. The Associate Press reports the couple had their request to leave jail to attend Ethan’s sentencing rejected by a judge.