- Journal entries that prosecutors say belong to the Michigan school shooting suspect have been detailed in a new court filing.
- One entry said the writer hoped a shooting would result in the impeachment of President Joe Biden, according to court documents.
- The suspect’s parents, Jennifer and James Crumbley, have asked that the diary be excluded as evidence at their upcoming trial.
A diary entry that prosecutors said belonged to the Michigan school shooting suspect includes a line in which the writer hoped “my shooting” would result in the impeachment of President Joe Biden, according to new court documents filed. in the criminal case against the suspect’s parents.
Jennifer and James Crumbley – who have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the November 30 fatal shooting at Oxford High School – asked a judge in a motion filed this week to exclude the 22-page diary, along with the suspect’s texts and internet searches. , to be admitted as evidence in their next trial.
The couple’s lawyers said in the motion that the diary – which was found by authorities in the suspect’s backpack left in the school bathroom – his text messages to a friend and his internet searches are ” inadmissible hearsay and/or they violate the defendants’ right to confrontation.”
“Failure to exclude” journal entries, texts and internet searches “will deprive the defendants of their constitutional rights,” the parents’ attorneys argued.
Entries from the diary were included in the petition filed Thursday in Oakland County Circuit Court.
Court documents say an entry ‘expressed a desire that his actions be ‘so significant that this sleepy fuckin’ Joe Biden will have to apologize (sic) to people,’ referencing a nickname of the president that has been popularized by former President Donald Trump.
“I hope my shooting results in Biden’s impeachment,” the newspaper entry reads, according to the court filing.
The petition states: “The depraved attitudes expressed in the out-of-court statements of [the shooting suspect] are not the intentions or attitudes of any of the defendants. It is unfair to defile a person with the intentions and attitudes of another, especially when the defiled person did not even know the declarant’s intentions and attitudes.”
He adds: “Mr. and Mrs. Crumbley should not be found guilty or not guilty depending on the attitude of the jurors towards Presidents Biden and Trump.”
The 15-year-old school shooting suspect has been charged with killing four students and injuring seven others during the Oxford high school rampage.
The suspect’s parents were arrested after a manhunt that lasted several hours. They pleaded not guilty to four counts each of manslaughter.
Prosecutors accused the couple of buying the suspect the gun used in the shooting, as well as letting the suspect stay at school the day of the shooting after a teacher reported finding a drawing disturbing on the suspect’s desk.
In another motion filed Thursday, the parents asked a judge to dismiss the charges against them, saying they were not “responsible for the intentional first-degree murders committed by their son.”
The suspect has pleaded not guilty to murder and other counts for the deadly attack.