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Judge: 2 independent attorneys to be assigned to parents of suspected Oxford High School shooter

Jennifer and James Crumbley
Posted at 8:26 AM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 10:34:34-04

PONTIAC, Mich. — James and Jennifer Crumbley were back in court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing.

The parents of the suspected Oxford High School shooter are each charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.

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James and Jennifer are accused of making the gun used in the shooting at Oxford High School shooting available to their 15-year-old son. They are also accused of failing to intervene when he showed signs of mental distress at home and school.

The Nov. 30 shooting killed four students and injured several more.

At the hearing, the judge said the court would appoint two independent attorneys to James and Jennifer to advise them on potential conflicts of interest. The couple currently has joint representation, which the judge said could qualify as a potential conflict of interest in the case.

The next court date for James and Jennifer is scheduled for April 5.