James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of mass shooting suspect, Ethan Crumbley, a teenage mass shooter from Michigan, will face trial on involuntary manslaughter charges after losing an appeal.
The teen mass shooting suspect killed four classmates and injured six others at his school in November 2021.
The prosecutors are trying to hold the mass shooting suspect’s parents partially responsible for the shooting, alleging that they made a gun accessible to their son and ignored his mental health needs.
The Michigan Supreme Court upheld a previous decision stating that there is enough evidence for the parents of the mass shooting suspect to stand trial.
The mass shooting suspect, who pleaded guilty to terrorism and murder, is facing life in prison without parole.
Prosecutors presented disturbing evidence, including video footage of the shooting, excerpts from the shooter’s journal, and testimony from students and law enforcement.
The parents of mass shooting suspect, Ethan Crumbley, were also charged but were banned from attending their son’s hearing.
The defense presented testimony suggesting that the mental health issues of the mass shooting suspect could have been addressed over time.
The parents of mass shooting suspect claim that while mistakes were made, they should not be charged with involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years, says ABC 7 New York.