Court filing reveals some of what was in accused Oxford school shooter’s journal

Parents want journal, texts and internet searches restricted

A cour filing revealed more details into what was in the accused Oxford shooter's journal and why his parents want it barred from being used in their trial.

OXFORD, Mich. – Lawyers for the parents of the accused Oxford High School shooter submitted a court filing on their behalf and it revealed some of what was in their son’s journal.

The parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, want the journal barred from being used in their trial. They are facing involuntary manslaughter charges. Prosecutors said the parents provided their son with the gun he used in the shooting.

In the motion to restrict evidence, the parents do not want the jury to see their son’s 22-page journal, 25,000 text messages, and internet searches. They call them hearsay and not admissible. Attorneys also worry that the trial could turn “political.”

They quote the accused’s journal that he wanted the shooting “so big that sleepy (expletive) Joe Biden will have to make an apologi (sic) to people.” And, “hopefully my shooting will cause Biden to be impeached.”

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