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Family Members To Give Impact Statements At Crumbley Sentencing

Family members of the Itaewon disaster bereaved families’ group, react during a press conference in Seoul

Family members of the four students tragically killed in the Oxford High School shooting are expected to deliver victim impact statements during the upcoming sentencing of James and Jennifer Crumbley. This development comes after emotional statements were shared by survivors and victims' families during shooter Ethan Crumbley's sentencing in December 2023.

The Crumbleys, who were convicted on the same charges in separate trials, will both be sentenced at a joint hearing scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET. The community and the nation at large continue to grapple with the aftermath of the devastating school shooting, which has sparked conversations about gun violence, school safety, and mental health support.

Victim impact statements play a crucial role in the sentencing phase of criminal trials, allowing those affected by the crime to share the emotional, physical, and financial impact of the incident on their lives. These statements provide an opportunity for survivors and families to address the court directly and express their pain, grief, and hopes for justice.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the focus remains on honoring the memories of the victims, supporting the survivors, and seeking accountability for those responsible. The sentencing hearing for James and Jennifer Crumbley is expected to be a somber and emotional event, as the community seeks closure and justice for the lives lost in the tragic shooting at Oxford High School.

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