Michigan Prosecutors Seek 10 To 15 Years In Prison For James And Jennifer Crumbley

Jennifer Crumbley wants to live with her lawyer on house arrest instead of going to prison for her conviction in the Oxford High School mass shooting carried out by her son, but prosecutors are urging the judge to give her 10 to 15 years in prison instead, arguing she has shown “a chilling lack of remorse.”

“Such a proposed sentence is a slap in the face to the severity of tragedy caused by (Jennifer Crumbley’s) gross negligence, the victims and their families,” Assistant Oakland County Prosecutor Marc Keast wrote in a sentencing memo filed late Wednesday. The document disclosed Jennifer Crumbley’s wishes to avoid prison and new details about the embattled parents of the Oxford school shooter.

Among them is that Michigan recommended a sentencing range of 43 to 86 months — or a maximum of about seven years — for both parents, who are scheduled to be sentenced on April 9 after separate juries convicted them on four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Each count carries up to 15 years in prison, which Jennifer Crumbley is trying to avoid altogether.

James Crumbley bought Ethan Crumbley the gun used to murder four students and injure six other students and a teacher during his rampage on Nov. 30, 2021. James Crumbley has asked for time served, according to the prosecutor’s memo.

But the prosecution scoffed at the request and is also requesting that James Crumbley be sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison for failing to secure a gun that his son sneaked out of the house and then used to murder his classmates.

“Defendant’s shameless lack of remorse in asking for time served as an appropriate sentence is a slap in the face to the severity of tragedy caused by his gross negligence, to the victims and their families,” Keast argues in his sentencing memo.

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