An artist in the Detroit area, where the parents of an Oxford high school student accused of deadly shooting was a studio discovered by police, was working with authorities and did not know that the couple stayed overnight, he said. Lawyer said on Sunday.
Faced with unintentional manslaughter, James and Jennifer Cranby were found in a commercial building in Detroit early Saturday. The couple’s lawyers said they did not intend to flee and opposed authorities accusing them of fleeing capture on suspicion of their role in the school shootings that killed four students. Their 15-year-old son, Ethan Cranby, was charged as an adult with murder, terrorism, and other crimes.
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According to lawyer Clarence Das, the couple went to the studio of artist Andrzej Sikora in a downtown building on Friday morning, but the artists accused the couple and even after he left for the day. Was unaware that he had stayed. He said Sikola had a “friendly relationship” with the Crumbles, but refused to reveal details, citing active investigations.
Mr. Das said he voluntarily contacted the authorities when the artist woke up on Saturday and heard the news that the authorities were detaining the couple. Authorities have been looking for a couple since Friday afternoon.
“There was a lot of confusion and the Crumbles went to him for safety. He didn’t know about the charges,” Das said. “They were there in the daytime. He left in the evening. He didn’t even know they were there yet.”
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Mr. Sikola, 65, has not been charged, but Detroit police say the Crumbles were “helped to break into the building,” and those who helped them could also be charged. Detroit police did not have any further information on Sunday.
Oakland County Deputy Sheriff Michael McCabe contacted Sikola’s lawyer on Sunday confirming that authorities were setting up an interview.
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According to Das, Polish-born American artist Sikola, who lives in Oakland County, has lived in the country for years. His work, mostly murals, can be found around Detroit, including homes and businesses.
Six students and teachers were also injured in a Tuesday shooting at Oxford High School, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Detroit.
On Friday, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald’s office made a rare decision to prosecute Ethan Cranby’s parents. The prosecution accused them of not intervening on the day of the shooting, despite facing the picture “Blood Everywhere” and the chilling message found on his son’s desk. Each of them can face up to 15 years in prison.
McDonald’s crumbles from buying a gun on Black Friday to make it available to his son, to resisting his son’s withdrawal from school when summoned hours before the shooting on Tuesday. Zu claimed to have done “terrible” acts.
Crumbleys’ defense lawyer claimed they did not intend to escape and planned to meet their lawyer on Saturday morning.
School district officials said a third party would investigate the incident at Oxford High School before the shooting. On Sunday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said her office could conduct an investigation.
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