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Oxford school shooter was ‘feral child’ abandoned by parents, defense psychologist says


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PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A psychologist is testifying in a Michigan court where a judge must decide whether the Oxford school shooter gets life in prison. Colin King says Ethan Crumbley was like a “feral child,” raised by parents who neglected him and didn’t give him the care he needed. The 17-year-old killed four students and wounded others in 2021. His attorneys are asking for a prison sentence that would give him a chance for release. The psychologist says the teen can be rehabilitated. But prosecutors say he should spend the rest of his life behind bars. An immediate decision isn’t expected.

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