Parents of US teen shooter charged with involuntary manslaughter


Chicago, Dec 4 (IANS): Parents of the 15-year-old boy accused of killing four students and injuring seven at Oxford High School in the US state of Michigan have been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter each, the prosecutor of Oakland County said at a press conference on Friday.

If convicted, Jennifer and James Crumbley, parents of Ethan Crumbley, could face up to 15 years in prison, Xinhua news agency reported.

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said the charge sends a message that "gun owners have a responsibility."

"When they fail to uphold that responsibility, there are serious and criminal consequences," said McDonald at the press conference. "We need to say enough is enough for our kids, our teachers, parents, for all of us in this community and the communities across this nation."

Investigation found that the gun used by the shooter to kill was purchased by his father and was stored in an unlocked drawer in the parents' bedroom.

While there have been cases in Michigan and other US states where parents have been charged with involuntary manslaughter or negligent endangerment, parents in the US are rarely charged in school shootings involving their children, even as most minors get guns from a parent or relative's house, local media reported on Friday.

Michigan does not have laws requiring gun owners to keep weapons locked away from children. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is calling for that to change, the media reported.

 

  

Top Stories


Leave a Comment

Title: Parents of US teen shooter charged with involuntary manslaughter



You have 2000 characters left.

Disclaimer:

Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.


Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image