Prosecutors want parents of Michigan school shooting suspect to stop saying ‘I love you’ to each other in court

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  • Prosecutors have accused the parents of the Michigan school shooting suspect of mocking the court.

  • The parents were seen saying ‘I love you’ to each other during their court appearances.

  • Prosecutors filed a motion this week asking a judge to arrest Crumbley.

The parents of Michigan school shooter suspect make fun of the crimes they are accused of committing make love gestures in courtsaid prosecutors who this week asked a judge to compel the couple to arrest.

Prosecutors in the case of Jennifer and James Crumbley – who have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the fatal Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High School – filed a motion this week calling Crumbley’s romantic actions “inappropriate” and “offensive”.

According to the motion, filed Tuesday in Oakland County District Court, the Crumbleys apparently said “I love you” to each other during two separate recent hearings in the case.

During an in-person hearing on Dec. 14, James Crumbley, with his face mask partially down, said “what sounded like ‘I love you'” to his wife, the motion says.

“The defendants continued to speak additional words to each other while the attorneys took the stand,” the court document reads.

Last month, during a hearing via Zoom, Jennifer Crumbley appeared to say “I love you” to her husband, waved at him, and “kept waving at him and saying words to him,” the sources said. prosecutors.

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“Mr. and Mrs. Crumbley’s conduct in court makes a mockery of the crimes they are charged with committing,” Oakland County Chief Assistant District Attorney David Williams said in a statement to Insider. “The courtroom is no place to blow kisses and send secret signals. This is the time for families to seek justice.”

Attorneys for Jennifer and James Crumbley did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider on Thursday.

Prosecutors said the Crumbleys’ actions “not only disparage the integrity of the legal process as a serious distraction, but are also traumatic for the family members of the deceased victims who are no longer able to express their love. to the victims”.

The prosecutor’s motion notes that family members of the shooting victims “specifically asked if and why these personal communications are permitted.”

The Crumbleys’ teenage son has been charged with killing four students and injuring seven others.

The Crumbleys were arrested hours after the shooting after they failed to appear in court and were found in an artists’ apartment building in Detroit. Prosecutors accused the couple of buying their son the gun used in the shooting, as well as letting their son stay at school the day of the shooting after a teacher allegedly found a disturbing drawing what he had done.

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