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A Michigan jury convicted the mother of a teenager who fatally shot four classmates at a high school near Detroit of manslaughter after prosecutors argued she bore responsibility because she and her husband gave their son a gun and ignored warning signs of violence.
The trial of Jennifer Crumbley, 45, was believed to be the first in which a parent faced a manslaughter charge in the United States stemming from a school shooting by their child. Her husband, James Crumbley, 47, is set to face his own trial on manslaughter charges in March.
The couple’s son, Ethan, was 15 at the time of the shooting at Oxford High School involving a semi-automatic handgun. Read more.
A federal appeals court ruled that Donald Trump does not have immunity from charges he plotted to overturn his 2020 election defeat. The ruling brings the former U.S. president a step closer to an unprecedented criminal trial.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit concluded that any executive immunity that may have shielded Trump from criminal charges while he served as president “no longer protects him against this prosecution.”
The ruling, which Trump vowed to appeal, rebuffs his attempt to avoid a trial on charges that he undermined American democracy and the transfer of power, even as he consolidates his position as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.