A Michigan jury on Tuesday found Jennifer Crumbley, mother of Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter in her historic criminal trial.
Jennifer and her husband, James Crumbley, were each charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting that left four students dead and seven others injured on Nov. 30, 2021. Jennifer will be sentenced on April 9, Fox News reports.
James Crumbley is being tried separately. The Crumbleys are the first parents in U.S. history to stand trial for a mass school shooting.
"As a parent, you spend your whole life trying to protect your child from other dangers," Jennifer Crumbley said on the witness stand Thursday while answering questions from the defense. "You never would think you'd have to protect your child from harming someone else. That's what blew my mind. That was the hardest thing I had to stomach is that my child harmed and killed other people."
The prosecution argued that Ethan's many cries for help went ignored and that the then-15-year-old carried out the shooting using the gun his parents allegedly purchased for him as a gift.
Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty to murder and terrorism last year. He is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.