PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of killing 4 college students at a Michigan highschool will stay in an grownup jail whereas awaiting trial, a choose mentioned Tuesday, rejecting a request for his switch to a facility for teenagers.
A switch can be a burden for the understaffed Kids’s Village and too dangerous for others there, Oakland County Choose Kwame Rowe mentioned.
Ethan Crumbley’s “fundamental wants are being met on the jail,” Rowe mentioned. “He has meals, water, tv, books, showers, and communicates with the general public and members of the family by means of digital communication.”
The choose famous that Crumbley stays at a clinic contained in the county jail and is evaded grownup inmates. Rowe mentioned the teenager’s emails are usually optimistic.
Crumbley is charged with homicide and different crimes in a mass taking pictures at Oxford Excessive Faculty on Nov. 30. His legal professionals mentioned they may pursue an madness protection.
Individually, James and Jennifer Crumbley are charged with involuntary manslaughter below a idea that they did not safe a household gun and ignored indicators of their son’s psychological misery. They’re additionally being held on the jail.
About 40 teenagers accused of crimes are housed at Kids’s Village. The supervisor mentioned Crumbley’s presence might be disruptive for different residents.