Stop Blowing Kisses: Prosecutor Asks That Crumbleys’ Courtroom Antics be Squashed
The Oakland County Prosecutor has asked that the parents of the alleged Oxford shooter stop blowing kisses and mouthing secret messages to each other.
Several examples of James and Jennifer Crumbley's attempts to communicate are in the video below from Detroit TV station WJBK.
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The prosecutor's office issued a filing on Wednesday (2/2) asking that Ethan Crumbley's parents' in-court communications be restricted, arguing that "it makes a joke of the judicial system and the crimes they're accused of."
"Mr. & Mrs. Crumbley’s conduct in court makes a mockery of the crimes they are accused of committing. The courtroom is not a place for blowing kisses and sending secret signals. This is a time for families to pursue justice," read a statement from the prosecutor's office.
The prosecutor's office contends that the Crumbleys' behavior is a distraction and that it's viewed as insensitive toward the shooting victims' families.
Videos Show Examples of Crumbleys' Inappropriate Behavior
In the video below, James Crumbley is seen mouthing what appears to be the words, "I love you," to Jenifer Crumbley. About 40 seconds later he attempts another indecipherable communication.
Fox 2 also notes that the Crumbleys have been observed trying to communicate by making signals at each other during hearings that have been held on Zoom.
Both James and Jennifer face four counts of involuntary manslaughter for failing to prevent their son from killing four fellow students at Oxford High School on November 30.