The filing was obtained by CNN affiliate WDIV. CNN is attempting to obtain the filing as well.
James and Jennifer Crumbley were arrested on four counts of involuntary manslaughter and pleaded not guilty.
“The defendants were in a better position than anyone else in the world to prevent this tragedy, but they failed to do so,” the filing said.
CNN has contacted the couple’s lawyers for comment.
The filing alleges that when the Crumblies left their son’s school an hour before the shooting began on November 30, they knew their son was depressed and “fascinated by guns.”
The filing details Ethan Crumbley’s state of mind six months before the shooting, stating that his parents knew he was “miserable than usual”, that his only friend had moved away, and that his Was sending mother disturbing texts about his state. Of mind
Prosecutors allege that while their son was struggling, his parents spent several hours a night, three to four nights a week, in the barn caring for their horses, and one of the parents had an extramarital affair.
The filing emphasizes that the defendants were focusing on their “own issues,” which included “substance abuse issues.”
Prosecutors also alleged that Ethan Crumbley was torturing animals and that he “placed the child’s head in a jar on his bedroom floor.”
“Instead of paying attention to their son and seeking his help, they bought him a gun,” the filing said.
Prosecutors also alleged in the filing that after the shooting, the Crumblies kept lawyers for themselves, but not their son, and that Jennifer Crumble told a coworker and in a text that “her son’s destiny has happened and he himself have to take care of.”
Prosecutors accused Crumbleys of “deliberately disregarding” clear evidence that his son posed a serious threat to other students on the day of the shooting, and argued that all parents had to do was tell the school that they had recently been a student. Bought a gun. him, ask him where the gun was, open his bag “or just take it home.”
Prosecutors said their case against the couple is stronger and “even stronger” than when they were indicted.
Filing attached two versions of a drawing It was reportedly built on a geometry test by Ethan Crumbley from the day of the shooting that included a picture of a gun and the words, “The thoughts won’t stop helping me.” Prosecutors allege that Crumbley “amended” the drawing after it was discovered.
“In a school shooting, it is not uncommon to find evidence of intent and planning after the shooting. What is novel about this case, the defendant was made aware, in graphic form, of the grave risk his son had prior to the shooting, The filing states.
According to prosecutors, a teacher found the picture on Crumbley’s desk. School officials said that school officials held a meeting with Crumbley and his parents, who were instructed to help provide counseling to their son within 48 hours.
According to prosecutors, the parents refused to take their son out of school that day and he was allowed to return to class.
Oxford Community School superintendent Tim Throne has said that because there was no prior disciplinary action on the suspect’s record, school counselors decided to allow him to return to class, rather than send him to an empty home.
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