Ethan Crumbley to remain in Oakland County Jail; Oxford school shooting trial moved to January 2023
OXFORD, Mich. (FOX 2) - The trial date for accused Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley is adjourned until January 2023.
Crumbley appeared via Zoom for a pre-trial hearing Thursday, where the defense said the September 2022 tentative date was not realistic.
Since Crumbley, 16, is a juvenile, law requires that his status in jail must be reviewed monthly. Typically, teens charged with crimes are housed at Children's Village. Due to the severity of Crumbley's alleged crimes, he's in Oakland County Jail.
He will remain th the jail. It was noted during the hearing that Crumbley is taking GED classes while at the jail.
He has another review scheduled for July 21.
Read more Oxford shooting updates here.
Oxford school shooting surveillance video
Thursday's hearing comes a day after an Oakland County judge ordered the release of surveillance video from the shooting.
Judge Rae Lee Chabot ruled that attorney Ven Johnson can have access to the videos to see what happened on Nov. 30, 2021.
Johnson has filed civil lawsuits against the Oxford school district, as well as against Ethan Crumbley and his parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley.
Related: Oxford parents file federal lawsuit against district
The Oakland County Prosecutor’s office released a statement saying it "will seek to intervene" in an effort to stop the release of the documents and video citing concerns about the impact on the criminal trials and "giving the Oxford school shooter the notoriety he sought." Writing in part:
"The civil cases are also an important part of achieving justice for the victims, but we are asking that the criminal cases be allowed to proceed before more evidence is released.
"We want to avoid any public release of video or other evidence that could inadvertently encourage future shooters."
Prosecutor says evidence shouldn't be tossed from Crumbley parents' trial
As Ethan Crumbley's case progresses, his parents' cases are also moving through the system.
James and Jennifer Crumbley are both charged with involuntary manslaughter. The parents are accused of ignoring their son's mental health and providing him with access to the weapon used.
They want the case to be moved, and certain evidence to be excluded from trial.
READ: What James and Jennifer Crumbley want tossed from trial
Prosecutor Karen McDonald responded to motions filed by defense for the Crumbley parents, saying that their requests should be denied.
According to one of the filings from her office, "the defendants have important rights, but so do victims and the public. Victims have a right to a zealous advocate on their behalf. The public has a right to know what happened and to try to prevent future shootings. Above all else, the public and victims have a right to the truth."