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Oakland County judge sentences Oxford shooter to life without parole


Anna Liz Nichols & Lily Guiney, Michigan Advance

December 8, 2023

Ethan Crumbley, 17, who murdered four of his classmates and injured seven others in the 2021 Oxford school shooting in Michigan, was sentenced to life in prison. 

Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Kwame L. Rowe sentenced the shooter on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and terrorism causing death, all of which Crumbley pleaded guilty to in Oct. 2022. He also declared that the shooter is not to have any contact with the families of the deceased victims or the survivors who he injured. 

Rowe had earlier ruled Crumbley’s status as a minor did not make him ineligible for a no-parole option upon sentencing and that rehabilitation was unlikely.

Family members of the four deceased students— Madisyn Baldwin, Tate Myre, Hana St. Julianna and Justin Shilling— addressed the court in victim impact statements on Friday, followed by other students at the school and their parents talking about their experiences in the aftermath of the shooting.

The shooter’s parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, are currently facing criminal charges of gross negligence leading to involuntary manslaughter, making them the first parents to ever be charged in a school shooting.

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