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Life sentence on table for Ethan Crumbley during hearing this week

Ethan Crumbley Oakland County circuit court hearing
David Guralnick/Detroit News
Associated Press
Ethan Crumbley Oakland County circuit court hearing

This week, a judge weighs whether the shooter who killed four classmates at Oxford High School should spend the rest of his life in prison

The so-called “Miller” hearing for teenager Ethan Crumbley is expected to last several days.

Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty to going on a murderous rampage in November, 2021 that left four students dead and seven other people injured. He was 15 at the time.

Prosecutors say the crime was so heinous, and the effect on the community so traumatic, that Crumbley should receive a life sentence without a chance for parole.

A judge is permitting eyewitnesses to the shooting and security video from the scene to be part of the hearing.

The defense counters that Crumbley could be rehabilitated. They say his parents ignored his cries for medical help and instead bought him a gun.

The parents face involuntary manslaughter charges.

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