Teen Suspect in Michigan School Shooting to Plead Guilty, Prosecutor Says

By Reuters
October 23, 2022USshare
Teen Suspect in Michigan School Shooting to Plead Guilty, Prosecutor Says
Ethan Crumbley and his defense attorneys Amy Hopp and Paulette Loftin attend a placement hearing at Oakland County circuit court in Pontiac, Mich., on Feb. 22, 2022. (David Guralnick/Pool via Reuters)

A Michigan teenager accused of killing four students and injuring seven other people in a school shooting in 2021 will plead guilty to murder charges in a court appearance on Monday, a local prosecutor said on Friday.

Ethan Crumbley, 16, is accused of opening fire in Oxford High School outside Detroit on Nov. 30, 2021.

In January, Crumbley’s lawyers wrote in a court notice that he would mount an insanity defense, but those plans appear to have changed, according to Oakland County Chief Assistant Prosecutor David Williams.

Ethan Crumbley
Ethan Crumbley. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Three attorneys defending Crumbley did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

“We can confirm that the shooter is expected to plead guilty to all 24 charges, including terrorism and the prosecutor has notified the victims,” Williams said in a statement. “There have been no plea deals, no reductions and no sentencing agreements.”

Crumbley is expected to enter the plea in court at 8:30 a.m. local time on Monday.

Among the dozens of charges is a count of terrorism causing death and four counts of premeditated murder by a juvenile, according to the prosecutor.

Four students were killed in the rampage and six other students and a teacher were wounded in the attack.

Oxford High School is located in Oxford, Michigan, about 30 miles north of Detroit.

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