Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect held on $500,000 bond each after manhunt


By Carolyn Sung, Shimon Prokupecz and Jason Hanna
Picture Courtesy: CNN
Picture Courtesy: CNN

The parents of the teen accused in this week's deadly Michigan high school shooting pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges Saturday morning, hours after police said they arrested them in a Detroit warehouse following an hours-long search.

A judge in Michigan's Oakland County set bond at $500,000 each for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the teen jailed on suspicion killing four schoolmates and wounding seven other people at Oxford High School on Tuesday.

The detained couple, sitting alone in separate rooms, made their arraignment appearance by video conference with the judge, their attorneys and the county prosecutor.

Both spoke little beyond saying they understood each charge -- with Jennifer Crumbley appearing to cry between words -- and pleaded "not guilty" to each.

During the arraignment, their attorneys stressed their clients had fully intended to turn themselves in before authorities arrested them Saturday morning, and denied prosecutors' assertions that their son had unrestricted access to the gun he's accused of using.

Publish : 2021-12-05 18:14:00

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