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Parents of Michigan school shooter lose bid to leave jail to attend his sentencing
A judge has turned down a request by two parents to leave jail and attend the sentencing of their son, a Michigan school shooter
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge turned down a request by two parents to leave jail and attend the sentencing of their son who killed four students at Michigan's Oxford High School.
Judge Cheryl Matthews filed the one-page order Friday, according to online case entries in Oakland County court.
Ethan Crumbley, 17, could be sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 8. James and Jennifer Crumbley, who are charged with involuntary manslaughter, have had no contact with their son for nearly two years, though all three are being held at a suburban Detroit jail.
“Understandably, this hearing is of paramount importance, and would be to any parent, no matter what their child has done,” defense lawyers Shannon Smith and Mariell Lehman said in a court filing Thursday.