The father of the young American who killed four high school students in a shooting in 2021 was found guilty this Thursday, March 14, 2024, of involuntary manslaughter, weeks after a similar ruling for the teenager’s mother.

After a day of deliberations, the 12 members of the jury returned the verdict, US media reported.
James Crumbley, 47, was prosecuted for his role in the massacre committed by his son Ethan Crumbley, 15 years old at the time of the events, at a high school in Michigan (northern United States).

The mother, Jennifer Crumbley, She was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in February and awaits sentencing on April 9.

The parents were charged with involuntary manslaughter for the mass shooting carried out by their son, due to the breach of your legal duty to control your actions. They could face up to 15 years in prison.

The woman testified during her trial that James Crumbley bought her son Ethan a 9mm SIG Sauer pistol as an early Christmas gift shortly before the attack, and that she herself took the young man to a shooting range the next day.

Ethan Crumbley was tried as an adult and sentenced in December to life in prison. In October 2022, he pleaded guilty to taking the gun with 50 bullets in his backpack to his high school and shooting other students.

He killed two girls and two boys aged between 14 and 17 and injured six other students and a teacher.

In the United States, pressure to punish parents is increasing given the number of gun deaths involving minors.


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