- James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school this week, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges.
- The pleas come just hours after the parents were captured in a commercial building in Detroit, where they appeared to be hiding.
James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school this week, pleaded not guilty on Saturday to involuntary manslaughter charges.
Judge Julie Nicholson assigned a combined $1 million bond to the parents, according to the Associated Press. Nicholson also added other requirements, such as GPS monitoring, believing they posed a flight risk.
Prosecutors charged the Crumbleys with involuntary manslaughter on Friday. Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said the couple committed "egregious" acts leading up to the tragedy. That included buying a gun on Black Friday and failing to intervene when their son, Ethan Crumbley, presented concerning behavior.
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Crumbley, 15, opened fire at Oxford High School on Tuesday, killing four students. He's being charged with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of terrorism causing death, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Under Michigan law, parents can be charged with involuntary manslaughter if authorities believe someone contributed to a situation where there was a high chance of harm or death.
The pleas come just hours after the parents were captured in a commercial building in Detroit, where they appeared to be hiding, said Detroit Police Chief James E. White, in a news conference.