Michigan school shooting: Teen seeks life in prison

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors said they would seek life imprisonment with no opportunity for parole for a 16-year-old boy. Killed four classmates at a Michigan school He pleaded guilty to murder and terrorism.

They revealed the plan Monday, which 16-year-old Ethan Cranbury has filed in court, three weeks after he withdrew his possible insanity defense. accepted the shooting at Oxford High School in November 2021

In Michigan, first-degree murder convictions are usually automatically punishable by life imprisonment. However, teens are entitled to a hearing where an attorney can raise mental health and other issues and discuss them within a short period of time.

Crumbley pleaded guilty to all 24 charges. The sentencing process is expected to begin in February.

“Life in prison without the possibility of parole is appropriate in this case,” said Oakland County Assistant Mark Kiest.

A message seeking comment was sent to Cranbury’s attorneys.

The boy was 15 at the time of the shooting at Oxford High School, about 30 miles north of Detroit. Four students were killed, plus six of his students and a teacher were injured.

His parents, James and Jennifer Cranbury, are in jail Involuntary manslaughter. They have been accused of giving their son access to guns and ignoring his need for mental health treatment.

When he pleaded guilty, Ethan Cranbury said his father bought the gun for him with his own money as a teenager just days before the shooting. He said he was not locked in a safe.

Ethan Cranbury carried a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun and 50 rounds of ammo to school in his backpack. Earlier in the day, a teacher had discovered a drawing with a gun pointed at the words: help. There was an image of a bullet with the message “Blood Everywhere.”

According to investigators, the Cranburys refused to take their son home, but were told to have him undergo counseling within 48 hours. I took it out and started firing.