The mother of the Michigan school shooter who had killed four students and wounded six in 2021 was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter yesterday.
Jennifer Crumbley was deemed negligent for gifting a gun to her son, instead of seeking help for his unsettling behavior, just before the shooting. The jury found her guilty on all four accounts of involuntary manslaughter, and she could face up to 15 years in prison in this landmark case.
Meanwhile, her son was sentenced to life after pleading guilty to two dozen charges, including terrorism and first-degree murder.
Nick Suplina, the senior vice president of a gun safety advocacy group, said that the verdict “is an important step forward in ensuring accountability and, hopefully, preventing future tragedies.”