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Father Of Oxford High School Shooter On Trial

Aftermath of shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan

Currently ongoing in Michigan, the father of the Oxford High School shooter is facing trial for his son's actions. James Crumbly is charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter, one for each student his son, Ethan, tragically killed in 2021. Recently, James' wife was found guilty in connection to the same incident.

The trial has begun with initial testimonies from both sides. The prosecution is emphasizing foreseeability, arguing that James had the knowledge and opportunity to prevent the tragedy. They claim that had James taken action, the students would still be alive today. The defense, on the other hand, asserts that James was unaware of his son's intentions and had no knowledge of the gun's whereabouts.

During jury selection, it was noted that several jurors are gun owners. The prosecution clarified that the trial is not about gun ownership but rather about James' actions leading up to the shooting. They aim to prove that James had the responsibility to intervene and failed to do so.

Witnesses are expected to testify about the interactions between James and Ethan, shedding light on their relationship and any potential warning signs. Additionally, experts will analyze drawings and other evidence to provide insight into Ethan's state of mind.

While there are similarities to previous trials, this case presents unique circumstances and a different defendant. The focus remains on James Crumbly's alleged failure to prevent the tragic events at Oxford High School.

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