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Michigan School Shooter’s Parents Turn to Larry Nassar’s Lawyer

Shannon Smith, right, speaks with Jennifer Crumbley in court in Rochester Hills, Michigan, on Dec. 14.

Shannon Smith, right, speaks with Jennifer Crumbley in court in Rochester Hills, Michigan, on Dec. 14.

Photographer: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

The parents of accused Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley have hired a local defense lawyer who previously represented Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University doctor serving a life sentence for abusing gymnasts.

James and Jennifer Crumbley hired Shannon Smith to defend them against four counts of involuntary manslaughter following the deaths of four students at Oxford High School in Michigan. Their son, Ethan Crumbley, 15, is facing murder charges in the wake of the shooting.