Judge again orders accused Oxford shooter to remain at Oakland County Jail

Suspected shooter attended monthly placement hearing on July 22

Suspected Oxford shooter Ethan Crumbley

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

Each month, accused shooter Ethan Crumbley must 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 Friday, July 22, the judge ordered that Crumbley will continue to stay at the Oakland County Jail.

During the monthly review hearing in June, the judge pushed Crumbley’s trial date back to January 17, 2023. It was originally, but tentatively, scheduled for Sept. 6.

Attorneys for Crumbley requested the trial be moved back due to a “voluminous discovery” that needs to be worked through before the trial. Prosecutors agreed to rescheduling the trial to January.

Crumbley is scheduled to appear virtually for his next monthly review hearing at 9 a.m. on Aug. 25.

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.”

Related: Crumbley parents file appeal to get their case thrown out

See: Complete Oxford High School shooting coverage

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