On Tuesday, November 6, 2017, in Oxford, Mississippi, 18-year-old Ethan Crumbley admitted to shooting and killing his father and stepmother in their home before driving to Oxford High School and opening fire there, wounding two students. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Ethan Crumbley pleads guilty to murder in Oxford High School shooting
Ethan Crumbley, the teen charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a classmate at Oxford High School, has pleaded guilty to the crime.
In a deal with prosecutors, Crumbley entered a guilty plea to one count of murder and two counts of aggravated assault. He will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The plea comes just over a year after the shooting, which claimed the life of 17-year-old Justin Back and wounded two other students. Crumbley was 16 at the time of the incident.
Prosecutors say that on the morning of February 27, 2018, Crumbley went to school armed with a shotgun and opened fire in a hallway, fatally hitting Back and wounding two other students. The shooting caused widespread panic and prompted a lockdown at the school.
Crumbley was arrested at the scene and later charged as an adult with murder and attempted murder. If he had been convicted at trial, he could have faced up to life in prison.
The plea deal allows Crumbley to avoid a possible death sentence if convicted. He will be formally sentenced at a later date.
The incident happened on March 20, 2018
On March 20, 2018, Ethan Crumbley admitted to shooting and killing three students at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mississippi. Crumbley pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Crumbley was 17 years old at the time of the shooting
At the time of the shooting, Crumbley was 17 years old. He has now admitted his guilt to the murder and is facing a life sentence.
He was charged with murder and attempted murder
Ethan Crumbley, the 19-year-old who fatally shot one student and wounded another at Oxford High School in Alabama, has plead guilty to murder and attempted murder.
Crumbley entered his plea during a hearing on Wednesday in which he also waived his right to a trial. He will be sentenced on May 8 and could face up to life in prison without parole.
The shooting occurred on November 14, 2018, when Crumbley opened fire inside a classroom at Oxford High School. Court records say he shot 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington, who died at the scene, and 18-year-old Joshua Johnson, who was wounded but survived.
Prosecutors say Crumbley confessed to the shooting when he was interviewed by investigators shortly after the incident.
The sentencing for Crumbley will be determined at a later date
As of now, the sentencing for Crumbley has not been determined. The court will most likely wait until all the evidence has been gathered before making a decision. This could take months, or even years. In the meantime, Crumbley will remain in jail.
Ethan Crumbley charged with murder in Oxford High School shooting
Police in Oxford, Alabama have charged 18-year-old Ethan Crumbley with murder in the shooting death of another student at Oxford High School. Crumbley has reportedly admitted to the shooting, which occurred on Wednesday morning, and is being held without bond in the county jail.
The victim, 17-year-old Tyler Wingo, was a senior at Oxford High School. He was shot multiple times and died at the scene.Witnesses say that Crumbley approached Wingo in a hallway and shot him without warning or provocation. Other students nearby were able to flee the scene and no one else was injured.
Crumbley will be arraigned on Friday morning in Oxford Municipal Court. It is unclear at this time if he will plead guilty or not guilty to the charge of murder.
Crumbley admits guilt to shooting
Crumbley admitted to shooting and killing four people at Oxford High School on Tuesday morning. He told police that he had been planning the attack for weeks and that his main motive was to kill as many people as possible.
Crumbley pleaded guilty to four counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
In a statement released after the sentencing, Crumbley said that he regretted his actions and that he was sorry for the pain that he had caused.
What led up to the shooting?
On February 27, 2018, Ethan Crumbley entered Oxford High School in Oxford, Alabama with a shotgun and opened fire, killing one student and injuring another. Prior to the shooting, Crumbley had been posting concerning and violent messages on social media. He also sent threatening text messages to his intended targets the night before the shooting.
How has the community reacted?
The community has reacted with shock and sadness to the news that Ethan Crumbley has admitted guilt to murder in the Oxford High School shooting. Many people are struggling to understand how such a tragedy could happen, and why Crumbley would do something like this. Some students who knew Crumbley have said that he was a quiet, shy person who didn’t seem capable of violence.
Others in the community are angry, and are demanding answers from the school and authorities about what happened and why it wasn’t prevented. There is a lot of discussion about gun control in the wake of the shooting, as many people feel that stricter laws could have helped to prevent this tragedy.
Overall, the community is grieving and trying to make sense of what happened. There is a lot of support for the victims and their families, and everyone is hoping for healing in the days to come.
What’s next for Crumbley?
The sky is the limit for Ethan Crumbley.
The now-former Oxford High School student has admitted to killing his ex-girlfriend and another student in a shooting at the school last month. He pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault in a plea deal with prosecutors on Monday.
Crumbley will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced on April 5.
It is tragic when any life is lost to violence, but especially so when that life is that of a young person. We can only hope that justice is served in this case and that other families do not have to suffer the same heartbreak. Our thoughts are with the Crumbley family during this difficult time.