元米国. attorney Neama Rahmani said that while it’s “非常にまれな” 検察官が学校の銃撃で容疑者の両親を起訴するため, 検察は強い主張をしている.
“What’s more dangerous than buying a gun for your kid and knowing that, ええと, he’s making, ええと, drawing these violent pictures and school officials are concerned and doing nothing about it. In my book, that’s certainly creating a situation where the risk of death was very high,” Rahmani said.
James and Jennifer Crumbley both pleaded not guilty to four counts of involuntary manslaughter after Ethan Crumbley, their son, was accused of killing four students at Oxford High school earlier this week during a school shooting.
Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said that James Crumbley bought the weapon found at the scene of the shooting at a local firearms store on Black Friday.
McDonald said during a press conference on Friday that the Sig Sauer 9mm handgun that James Crumbley purchased was held in an unlocked drawer in the parents bedroom.
Attorneys Mariell Lehman and Shannon Smith, who represent James and Jennifer Crumbley, しかしながら, deny that the gun was in an unlocked drawer.
The Crumbley parents were apprehended early Saturday morning by police officers after failing to appear for their arraignment Friday.
Michael McCabe, undersheriff for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, told Fox News that the office spoke with the Crumbley’s attorney on Friday at 4 午後. to set up a place for the couple to turn themselves in, and did not get a response as of 6 午後. that day.
Rahmani believes that based on what he has seen so far, the Crumbley parents will be convicted and could face a 10-15 year concurrent sentence in prison.
The former U.S. Attorney also said that if the Crumbleys were running from law enforcement on Friday night, it could strengthen the prosecution’s case against them: “Whenever a criminal defendant flees, prosecutors can introduce that flight and argue to the jurors that that shows a guilty mind or consciousness of guilt. So it’s helpful evidence for the manslaughter charges as well.”
しかしながら, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley believes there will be “ample challenges” to the involuntary manslaughter charges.
“There are ample challenges that can be made to the involuntary manslaughter charges. Absent some new evidence that the police were relying upon, as a general matter, parents are not criminally liable for the actions of their children in these types of cases,” ターリーは言った.