Lawyers say parents of Oxford High suspect returning to area as authorities search for them


Pontiac – Lawyers for the parents of the Oxford High School teen accused in Tuesday’s school shooting said that James and Jennifer Cromble will return to the district to stand trial for manslaughter.

The Oakland County fugitive team was searching Friday for the parents of Ethan Curmbley, the 15-year-old second-year Oxford student charged with the murders of four first-degree students and other criminal charges, after County District Attorney Mike McCabe said the couple had stopped responding. . to their lawyers.

“On Thursday night, we called the Oakland County District Attorney to discuss this matter and informed her that James and Jennifer Curmbley would turn themselves in for a subpoena,” attorneys Shannon Smith and Marielle Lehman told the Detroit News. Instead of contacting us, the attorney general held a press conference to announce the accusations.”

“The Crumbles left town on the night of the tragic shooting for their own safety. They are returning to the area for a summons. They are not fleeing law enforcement despite recent comments in media reports.”

Oxford’s James and Jennifer Crumpley were named in criminal warrants on Friday, each charged with four counts of manslaughter in the murders of four Oxford High School students allegedly murdered by their son. Their names were also mentioned in a press conference this afternoon held by Oakland County Prosecutor Karen MacDonald to announce the charges against them.

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