Ethan Crumbley to plead guilty to 24 charges in Oxford school shooting



Pontiac — The accused Oxford High shooting suspect is expected to plead guilty next week to charges that carry up to life in prison, an Oakland County Prosecutor’s office spokesman confirmed Friday.

Ethan Crumbley, 16, is facing 24 felony charges including terrorism and first-degree premeditated murder in the Nov. 30 shooting that killed Madisyn Baldwin, Tate Myre, Hana St. Juliana and Justin Shilling, and wounded six students and a teacher. He faces up to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

“We can confirm that the shooter is expected to plead guilty to all 24 charges, including terrorism, and the prosecutor has notified the victims,” Chief Assistant Prosecutor David Williams told The Detroit News in a statement following an Associated Press report. Williams would not elaborate and declined to answer questions.

Crumbley is scheduled Monday morning for what was expected to be a routine in-person pretrial hearing before Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Kwame Rowe. It’s unclear how a plea could affect the hearing and defense attorneys’ previous intention to seek an insanity defense. The defense attorneys did not immediately return calls Friday seeking comment.



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