ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has declined to move the 15-year-old charged with killing four students at Oxford High School out of an adult jail.
Ethan Crumbley's court-appointed attorney had argued that Ethan should be moved to a juvenile facility because he “should not be considered a menace to other juveniles.” She contended that the shooting was an isolated event, according to Scripps station WXYZ.
District Judge Nancy Carniak ordered Crumbley to continue to be held in adult jail, but said the jail needs to ensure that Crumbley can’t hear or see grown-up inmates.
Ethan Crumbley’s virtual probable cause conference was adjourned until Jan. 7 to allow his lawyers to review witness statements and other evidence.
He is charged as an adult in the murders of his four classmates – Tate Myre, Hana St. Juliana, Madisyn Baldwin and Justin Shilling – as well as the shooting of seven other people at the school on Nov. 30.
Ethan's parents are also charged in connection to the shooting. James and Jennifer Crumbley, who face four counts of involuntary manslaughter, are expected to be in court on Tuesday.