Prosecutors say the parents of the Oxford school shooter tried to flee once before — and they know it.
Prosecutors: Our case against Crumbley parents is stronger than ever
In an effort to keep James and Jennifer Crumbley locked up, the prosecution has disclosed new evidence that it says shows the couple to be a greater flight risk than ever before and strengthens the novel case against the Oxford school shooter's parents.
The Crumbleys have consistently maintained the gun was locked in a drawer. But when their son pleaded guilty in October, he said he had access to it. "It was not locked," he said.
"That statement came under oath from a witness the (Crumbleys) have endorsed, and from the one person who knows better than anyone else how he got the gun — their son," the prosecution argues in its filing, which is a response to the Crumbleys' request this week that they be released on a lower bond.
It is their sixth such request. All five have been previously denied.
The prosecution argues this one should be, too.
"The case against the (Crumbleys) is stronger now that it was at the time of any prior bond review," Friday's filing said, noting that more evidence has yet to come out. "As the court and counsel are aware, the (prosecutors) did not, and never do, present all their evidence at a preliminary examination."