Oxford Shooter Ethan Crumbley Sentenced to Life Without Parole

Ethan Crumbley was 15 on November 30, 2021, when he killed four classmates and injured seven others.

Today he was sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole.

After a long day of hearing 29 victim statements before a judge in Oakland County, Michigan, the shooter said he has done terrible things that no one should ever do and was sorry for the attack that killed four people.

“Any sentence that they ask for, I ask that you impose it on me,” Ethan Crumbley said at the end of his sentencing hearing Friday. “I want them to be happy, I want them to feel secure and safe. I don’t want them to worry another day.”

Crumbley pleaded guilty in October 2022 to killing Tate Myre, 16; Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling, 17. He also pleaded guilty to injuring six other students and a teacher.

Judge Kwame Rowe said he could not underscore the amount of planning the shooter did and the number of opportunities he had to change his mind. He expressed how concerning it was that he executed Hana and shot Justin at point blank range after having him get down on his knees in front of Keegan.

He said the shooter is the rare juvenile who is not rehabilitatable and deserves to spend his life in prison. 

Detroit News, NPR

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