Jennifer Crumbley fate jury: Who will decide? Snapshot
Jurors are deliberating Jennifer Crumbley's responsibility for the 2021 Oxford High School shooting. The shooter, Ethan Crumbley, was sentenced to life.
Twelve jurors in Oakland County are now faced with the daunting task of determining the culpability of Jennifer Crumbley in the tragic 2021 Oxford High School shooting, which was carried out by her son.
After a week of intense testimony, the jurors began deliberations on Monday, following the conclusion of closing arguments in Oakland Circuit Court on Friday. The panel, which originally consisted of 17 jurors, including five alternates, had their seat numbers randomly drawn by Oakland Circuit Judge Cheryl Matthews on Monday morning. The five alternates will remain sequestered, ready to step in if any of the deliberating jurors are unable to continue.
The deliberating jurors seem to be evenly split between six women and six men, while the alternates appear to consist of four women and one man.
Ethan Crumbley, the shooter and now 17 years old, was sentenced to life in December for the deaths of four students: Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling, 17. Family members of the victims were present in Oakland County Circuit Court throughout the trial.
Jennifer Crumbley is facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter, while her husband and the shooter's father, James, is scheduled to face trial in March.
The 17 jurors come from diverse professional backgrounds, including engineering, hairstyling, medicine, law enforcement, and veterinary medicine.
Most of the jurors, predominantly White, identified themselves as parents, with some having experiences with guns or exposure to firearms. Here's what we know about some of the jurors based on information revealed during jury selection:
- A 26-year-old, married to a teacher with no children, who had taken concealed pistol and hunter safety classes in the past.
- A resident of Royal Oak with two children, who stopped watching the news about six years ago and grew up with a father who hunted and owned guns.
As the jurors weigh the evidence and deliberate on Jennifer Crumbley's fate, the community awaits the outcome of this emotionally charged trial.