Michigan judge rules yes to possible life-without-parole sentence for teenage shooter
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
A Michigan judge is set to decide tomorrow whether a high school student who killed four classmates is eligible for a sentence of life without parole. He was 15 at the time of the crime. Here’s Quinn Klinefelter of WDET.
QUINN KLINEFELTER, BYLINE: The facts are clear. On the last day of November 2021, Ethan Crumbley emerged from an Oxford high school bathroom with a handgun and methodically shot to death three classmates, most at point-blank range. He wounded seven other people, including a teacher. But the killing spree was not over. Crumbley entered a bathroom where two other students were hiding. He executed one of them, then gestured with a pistol towards the other, a sophomore named Keegan Gregory.