James, Jennifer Crumbley to stand trial after breakdown in court

ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan — A judge ordered James and Jennifer Crumbley to stand trial for their alleged roles in a deadly Michigan high school shooting, concluding they could have stopped the rampage that was carried out by their “troubled” son.

The judge decided the involuntary manslaughter case against the Crumbleys had enough evidence to proceed to court. Among other things, the judge heard entries from Ethan Crumbley’s journal that were read aloud in court, including this one that brought the couple to tears:

 “I hope my parents can forgive me for what I do.”

Ethan Crumbley wrote those words before prosecutors say he carried out the Nov. 30 shooting that killed four classmates and injured seven others. 

In the journal, which is now part of the official public record, the 15-year-old also blamed his parents for what he was about to do.

Source: GANNETT Syndication Service

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