Jennifer Crumbley Requests House Arrest instead of Prison Sentence as Threats Against Prosecutor Surface

PONTIAC, Mich. – Jennifer Crumbley, the defendant in the Oxford High School shooting case, has requested house arrest instead of a prison sentence. The prosecutor’s office revealed that if given this punishment, Jennifer would live in her lawyer’s guest house. Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Marc Keast detailed this request in a recent sentencing memo. Keast argued that such a sentence would be inadequate given the severity of the tragedy caused by Jennifer’s negligence.

According to the memo, Jennifer’s attorney, Shannon Smith, is advocating for her release on a tether and for her to reside in Smith’s guest house in northern Oakland County. Keast strongly opposed this proposal, stating that it fails to reflect the proportional sentencing required by the applicable law. He recommended a prison sentence of 10-15 years for Jennifer, the same as the one requested for her husband, James.

Both James and Jennifer were found guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter in relation to the Oxford High School shooting, which was committed by their son. The juries determined that the parents’ negligence contributed to the shooting and that they had ignored warning signs of their son’s dangerous behavior.

The sentencing for James and Jennifer is scheduled for April 9.