Trial start date set for accused Oxford shooter

The trial for the student who allegedly killed four and injured seven will tentatively begin on Sept. 6.


The student who is accused of shooting 11 people at Oxford High School in November will stand trial later this year. That word came as the teenager appeared in court on Thursday for a pretrial hearing.

A tentative start date for the trial is set for Sept. 6 in an Oakland County Circuit Court.

That announcement comes after James and Jennifer Crumbley, who are both facing counts of involuntary manslaughter for their son’s alleged actions, were given a start date of Oct. 24 for their trial earlier this week.

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For the high school sophomore, the pretrial hearing also served as a housing check-in.

The teenager will remain in an adult jail, rather than being moved to a juvenile facility. That is consistent with a ruling last month, where Judge Kwamé L. Rowe decided he would not be moved to the Oakland County Children’s Village.

By law a housing review must be conducted monthly for any minor being held in an adult population before standing trial. The teenager’s jail status will be reviewed in his next court appearance on May 19.

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  • Alex McLenon

    Alex McLenon is a Reporter with 101.9 WDET. McLenon is a graduate of Wayne State University, where he studied Media Arts & Production and Broadcast Journalism.