James, Jennifer Crumbley break down in court

James and Jennifer Crumbley broke down crying in court Tuesday after a police lieutenant read an excerpt from their son’s journal that read: “I hope my parents can forgive me for what I do.”

Prosecutors say Ethan Crumbley wrote those words before he allegedly carried out a mass shooting at Oxford High School that killed four classmates and injured seven others.

In the journal, however, the 15-year-old also allegedly blamed his parents for what he was about to do.

“I will cause the biggest school shooting Michigan’s history. I will kill everyone I f—— see,” Ethan allegedly wrote. “I have fully mentally lost it after fighting my dark side. My parents won’t help me.”

He also allegedly wrote: “The first victim has to be to be a pretty girl with a future so she can suffer like me.”

James, Jennifer Crumbley break down in tears during a court hearing on Feb. 24, 2022.

Perhaps most chilling, said Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald, was this excerpt: “I have zero help with my mental problems and it’s causing me to shoot the school. My parents won’t listen to me.”

Lt. Timothy Willis read these journal excerpts  during a day-long hearing in which the prosecution is trying to convince a judge that it has enough evidence to take the Crumbleys to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges. Prosecutors say the couple ignored numerous red flags that their son was spiraling out of control, and instead of getting him help they bought him a gun, which he allegedly used in the Nov. 30 massacre.

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