Case against Michigan school shooting suspect will go to trial

Posted at 10:54 AM, January 7, 2022 and last updated 9:26 PM, May 11, 2023

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Michigan school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley, 15, waived his right to a preliminary exam on Friday and the case will head straight to trial.

Crumbley is charged as an adult in the murders of his four classmates – Tate Myre, Hana St. Juliana, Madisyn Baldwin and Justin Shilling – as well as the shooting of seven other people at Oxford High School on Nov. 30, 2021.

This booking photo released by the Oakland County, Mich., Sheriff’s Office shows Ethan Crumbley, 15, who is charged as an adult with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured more at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., authorities said Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

He is charged with one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, 7 counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The case will now move to Oakland County Circuit Court, and bond is expected to be addressed in two weeks.

His parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, also appeared in court Friday. Both are charged with 4 counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Their attorney sought to lower their bond from $500,000 each down to $100,000 each. The prosecution pushed back and said the Crumbleys were a flight risk.

After hearing the evidence, the judge denied lowering their bond.

This story was originally published Jan. 7, 2022, by WXYZ in Detroit, an E.W. Scripps Company.