Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Parents convicted of involuntary manslaughter

There's some eerily similar facts in the Crumbley case, to the Maine mass shooting last fall in Lewiston. Ethan Crumbley's mother and father were charged with involuntary manslaughter in Oakland County, Michigan, and convicted in February and March, 2024:

From an NBC news story about the Crumbleys by Eric Ortiz and Corky Siemaszko

While neither James nor Jennifer Crumbley knew their son Ethan was plotting a deadly attack at his high school, they both failed in their legal responsibilities to help prevent it.

Here's what the Commission investigating the mass shooting in Lewiston last fall in which 18 people were killed, stated in it's 30 page Initial Interim Report a few days ago. 

The Commission is unanimous in finding that in September 2023, the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office (hereinafter SCSO) had sufficient probable cause to take Robert Card Jr. into protective custody under Maine’s Yellow Flag1 law and to remove his firearms and that the SCSO had probable cause to believe that Mr. Card posed a likelihood of serious harm. 

When public safety officials who we're paying to protect us fail in their duties... to be continued.