Live stream: Accused Oxford shooter appears in court for monthly placement hearing

Ethan Crumbley to remain lodged at Oakland County Jail

Ethan Crumbley appears via video for a probable cause conference court hearing on Jan. 7, 2022. (WDIV)

The accused Oxford High School shooter appeared in court Thursday morning for a monthly hearing to confirm his placement at the Oakland County Jail while he awaits trial.

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Each month, suspected shooter Ethan Crumbley is set to appear in court for a pretrial hearing, in which the judge will decide whether to continue lodging him at the Oakland County Jail rather than a juvenile facility. Crumbley’s attorney previously requested he be moved to Children’s Village juvenile detention center because he is a minor, but an Oakland County judge denied that request in March and ordered the accused shooter to remain in jail.

The judge’s decision to keep him at the Oakland County Jail must be revisited every 30 days.

On Thursday, May 19, the judge ordered that Crumbley will continue to stay at the Oakland County Jail. A published opinion on this ruling is expected sometime next week, the judge said.

The judge also set the date for Crumbley’s next pretrial hearing: June 23 at 9 a.m.

The accused shooter is facing several felony charges as an adult in connection with the Nov. 30, 2021, mass shooting at Oxford High School that wounded seven people and killed four students: 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 16-year-old Tate Myre, 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin and 17-year-old Justin Shilling.

Crumbley is facing 24 felony charges as an adult, including:

  • One count of terrorism causing death;
  • Four counts of first-degree murder;
  • Seven counts of assault with intent to murder; and
  • 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The accused shooter was denied bond during his arraignment. His lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. A court filing in January revealed that Crumbley “intends to assert the defense of insanity at the time of the alleged offense and gives notice of his intention to claim such a defense.”

During a similar hearing in April, the judge set a tentative trial date for Crumbley for Sept. 6, 2022.


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