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Heavyweight foreign politician meets with Trump at Mar-a-Lago in surprise visit

Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron met with former President Donald Trump in a surprise visit to Mar-a-Lago on Monday.

Cameron, who now serves as the U.K. foreign secretary, is in the U.S. to urge lawmakers to back additional funding to Ukraine in its war against Russia and a spokesperson for the British government’s Foreign Office described it as “standard practice” to meet with an opposition candidate, with Trump being the presumptive Republican nominee for this year’s presidential election.

It is unclear how the meeting went or what exactly was discussed. Trump has previously stated that he would end the war within 24 hours should he be reelected while he has also touted converting the cost of weapons transfers to Ukraine into a loan.

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Cameron will meet Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday to discuss the $60 billion military aid package which he has held up for months, while the pair will also discuss the Israel-Gaza war.

Last week, Cameron called on Western leaders to put pressure on House Speaker Mike Johnson and Republicans in Congress to approve the additional aid for Ukraine, as Britain and the European Union have already done.

“Speaker Johnson can make it happen in Congress,” Cameron said in a video posted on social media platform X. “I’m going to go and see him next week and say, ‘Ukraine needs that money. It is American security, it’s European security, it’s Britain’s security that’s on the line in Ukraine, and they need our help.’”

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A $95 billion aid package for Ukraine has been bogged down in the House of Representatives for months as populist conservatives seek to block further funding for the two-year-old conflict and some mainstream Republicans demand concessions on border security before supporting the bill.

Earlier this year, Cameron also urged Congress to get behind more financial aid and warned lawmakers not to show “the weakness displayed against Hitler” in the 1930s.

The UK has pledged almost $15 billion in overall support to Ukraine since February 2022, of which $9 billion is for military assistance.

The war is now in its third year with no immediate end in sight.

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Members of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus and their allies are drawing lines in the sand ahead of what is expected to be an intense inter-GOP battle over additional aid for Ukraine.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., put forward a funding plan late last month, but Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., is calling for any funding to Ukraine to be balanced with spending cuts elsewhere and for it to be paired with U.S. border policy changes.

If the Ukraine funding legislation passes the House, it faces a clearer path through the Senate. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has already established his support for additional help for Ukraine.

Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom and Elizabeth Elkind as well as Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

The alarming truth about Wuhan coronavirus research and 15 federal agencies

How vast was the Great COVID Cover-up? Well, my investigation has recently discovered government officials from 15 federal agencies knew in 2018 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was trying to create a coronavirus like COVID-19.   

These officials knew that the Chinese lab was proposing to create a COVID 19-like virus and not one of these officials revealed this scheme to the public. In fact, 15 agencies with knowledge of this project have continuously refused to release any information concerning this alarming and dangerous research.

Government officials representing at least 15 federal agencies were briefed on a project proposed by Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

This project, the DEFUSE project, proposed to insert a furin cleavage site into a coronavirus to create a novel chimeric virus that would have been shockingly similar to the COVID-19 virus. 

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For years, I have been fighting to obtain records from dozens of federal agencies relating to the origins of COVID-19 and the DEFUSE project. Under duress, the administration finally released documents that show that the DEFUSE project was pitched to at least 15 agencies in January 2018.

What does this mean?

It means that at least 15 federal agencies knew from the beginning of the pandemic that EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology were seeking federal funding in 2018 to create a virus genetically very similar if not identical to COVID-19.

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Disturbingly, not one of these 15 agencies spoke up to warn us that the Wuhan Institute of Virology had been pitching this research. Not one of these agencies warned anyone that this Chinese lab had already put together plans to create such a virus.

Peter Daszak concealed this proposal. University of North Carolina scientist Ralph Baric, a named collaborator on the DEFUSE project, failed to reveal that the Wuhan Institute of Virology had already proposed to create a virus similar to COVID-19. 

And now we know that 15 agencies heard the proposal and when each agency discovered that COVID-19 was strangely similar to DEFUSE’s proposed virus creation, not one agency head stepped forward to warn the public that the virus might be man-made and therefore already adapted to transmit freely among humans.

THE ARROGANCE OF ANTHONY FAUCI

Not surprising to some of us, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) was not only briefed on Wuhan’s desire to create this virus, NIAID was actually listed as a participant in the initial DEFUSE pitch. Fauci’s Rocky Mountain Lab was named as a partner alongside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the proposal.

These documents also reveal that a scientist whose lab has received millions of dollars from EcoHealth was also part of the original plan to create these chimeric coronaviruses. This researcher, Ian Lipkin, also later became one of the authors of “Proximal Origins,” a journal paper commissioned by Fauci and National Institutes of Health head Francis Collins to throw shade on anyone arguing that the virus might have come from the lab. Yet, Ian Lipkin never revealed to the public the DEFUSE proposal. 

Did NIAID warn us? Did Anthony Fauci warn us? No! All lips remained sealed. 

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Millions of people died from COVID-19. We now know that over 15 government agencies, as well as the investigators Peter Daszak, Ralph Baric, Ian Lipkin and scientists at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Lab, all knew of the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s desire to create a coronavirus with a furin cleavage site, a virus pre-adapted for human transmission.

And no one spoke up. We only know of this DEFUSE proposal because a whistleblower, one brave Marine, Lt. Col. Joseph Murphy, came forward with the truth.

Likely, hundreds of people in the government knew of this proposal to create a COVID-19-like virus and virtually every one of these people chose to keep quiet, to obscure, and ultimately to conceal information that might have saved lives by letting the world know this was no sleepy animal virus with poor transmission. 

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No, all evidence suggests COVID-19 was a laboratory-enhanced virus purposefully adapted for human transmission.

Shame on all those who covered up the DEFUSE project! Of course, they all should be punished but likely won’t. At the very least, though, the perpetrators should be made to admit the truth and Congress should finally put in place sufficient oversight to make sure dangerous gain of function experiments are sufficiently vetted and, if necessary, prevented.

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Pizza chain closed stores just before state’s new minimum wage law was passed

A pizza chain shuttered some of its California locations before the state boosted the minimum wage for fast food workers earlier this month. 

Mod Pizza, which has 500 locations nationwide, closed five shops in the state at the end of March, according to local Fox affiliate KMPH.

Those shops were among the over two dozen locations that the company closed across the nation. The company did not specify a reason, but workers in Clovis, whose shop abruptly closed, told the outlet they suspected that the California closures had to do with the new law that took effect in April, 

CALIFORNIA FAST FOOD FRANCHISEE SLAMS NEWS MINIMUM WAGE, INVESTS IN NEVADA OVER SIX-FIGURE LOSS

“It just kind of seemed like the right timing, two weeks before all of the fast food locations in California got that increase that we closed,” a Mod Pizza employee, who asked to remain anonymous, told KMPH.

FOX Business reached out to Mod Pizza for comment. 

The legislation that went into effect in California on April 1 increases the minimum wage for restaurants that have at least 60 locations nationwide, except those that make and sell their own bread, from $16 to $20. This equates to an annual salary of $41,600.

The median fast-food worker in the U.S. earned $13.43 an hour in 2022, while those in California made an average of $16.60 an hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

CALIFORNIA FOOD CHAINS LAYING OFF WORKERS AHEAD OF NEW MINIMUM WAGE LAW

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the legislation, AB 1228, into law in September. In addition to the pay raises, it also establishes a “Fast Food Council,” including representatives for both workers and employers, that can approve further pay increases and set standards for working conditions.

“California is home to more than 500,000 fast-food workers who – for decades – have been fighting for higher wages and better working conditions,” Newsom said in September, adding that the state is taking “one step closer to fairer wages, safer and healthier working conditions, and better training by giving hardworking fast-food workers a stronger voice and seat at the table.”

The issue is that several eateries have begun to cut jobs, in an effort to get ahead of the possible financial repercussions. For instance, the legislation led to the demise of Fosters Freeze, another fast food joint in the state. 

Monica Navarro, former assistant general manager at Fosters Freeze in Lemoore, said on “The Bottom Line,” she found out when she got to work the restaurant owner closed the doors for good. 

The owner, Loren Wright, told KMPH that this was the “last thing” they wanted to do, but they knew the business would likely not be able to absorb the wage hike.

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Michael Ojeda, 29, a Pizza Hut driver in Ontario, California, told The Wall Street Journal he received a notice from Pizza Hut franchisee Southern California Pizza in December informing him that his last day of work would be in February.

“Pizza Hut was my career for nearly a decade and with little to no notice it was taken away,” said Ojeda.

FOX Business’ Breck Dumas and Louis Casiano contributed to this report.  

ABC sitcom star under fire for crazed rant comparing Trump to Hitler

ABC sitcom star Jenifer Lewis is facing scrutiny for an “unhinged rant” detailing what will happen if former President Trump, who she compared to Hitler, wins the 2024 election. 

Podcast host Stacy Washington reacted to the “Black-ish” actress’ remarks during “Fox & Friends,” saying this isn’t the first time the Hollywood icon has spewed this sort of rhetoric.

“Do you remember, Lawrence, when President Biden said ‘they’re going to put y’all back in chains,’ in exactly that accent and vernacular?” Washington said on Tuesday. “She’s repeating that. She’s repeating that, she believes it and if you want to see more unhinged rhetoric from her, she does this all the time on Instagram. She talks about politics. She talks about things that really aren’t true.”

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Washington highlighted Tuesday how Trump’s first term went, compared to the Biden administration.

“I just remember the highest median household income for a family of four. I remember there being no new wars. I remember there being peace in the Middle East and the Abraham Accords, and I remember domestically, Black Americans thriving under President Trump. And I think… many more Black Americans will vote for him in November because of the horrible job that President Biden is doing.”

Lewis compared Trump to Hitler during a SiriusXM interview on the show “Mornings With Zerlina” Thursday, warning he will “punish everybody who didn’t vote for him” if he is successfully re-elected in November. 

“He will punish everybody that didn’t vote for him. Let me tell y’all how I know this s—,” Lewis said.I know it because I know what mental illness looks like. That mania is unstoppable.”

“This motherf—– is Hitler,” he continued. “He didn’t come to play.”

She offered a dire assessment of race relations in America during the interview, claiming that “White people” in America are scared of “brown” people “and seeking ways to put them “in their places,” like electing Trump.

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She also blasted individuals not interested in voting, warning them that if Trump wins re-election, he will “tear up” the Constitution in “our faces,” declare himself “king of the f—ing world,” and put all minorities in camps.

“We spend half our lives choosing, trying to make a choice on bulls—. What movie tonight? Let me sit here for a half hour. No bombs going off. And we do nothing. We sit on our couches. ‘Oh, I don’t believe in voting.’ You f—— idiot. If that man gets in, as soon as he takes the oath, he will have generals walk down the steps of the Capitol.”

Washington argued that despite the sitcom star’s popularity, her comments don’t change the fact that the economy has taken a nosedive under the Biden administration when it comes to inflation and energy independence. 

“She may have a very strong presence, and of course, she is on a very popular mainstream show, it doesn’t change the fact that Americans are paying 25% more for groceries because inflation is cumulative. So it’s year over year, month over month, 25% more,” Washington told host Lawrence Jones.

“And that used cars are 22% more, and that President Biden is attacking our oil and energy industries, which means everything costs more.”

Washington said celebrities like Lewis aren’t feeling the squeeze like ordinary Americans who are spending an average of $11,400 annually for the “same lifestyle.”

Jones said Americans are interested in “facts” about the candidates’ policies, rather than “nonsense” and “intimidation” tactics from Hollywood and anti-Trump elites.

Fox News’ Gabriel Hays contributed to this report. 

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Mother stabbed to death while walking with her baby, suspect on the loose

A young woman was stabbed to death while walking with her baby in Bradford, England, according to authorities.

Oldham resident Kulsuma Akter, 27, was stabbed during a walk at around 3:21 p.m. on Saturday. West Yorkshire Police said that she was “taken to hospital but subsequently died from her injuries.”

Akter was pushing a pram at the time, but authorities said that her young baby was not physically harmed.

“She was with her young baby at the time of the incident – the baby is safe and was not harmed in the incident,” police said in a statement.

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Authorities have identified the murder suspect as Oldham resident Habibur Masum, 25. They believe that he and Akter knew each other.

Masum was filmed standing outside a bus stop shortly after the murder. Police also recovered a knife from the scene, but they believe the suspect may still be armed.

“He is pictured on CCTV wearing a duffle coat with three large horizontal lines of grey, white and black, light blue or grey tracksuit bottoms with a small black emblem on the left pocket and maroon trainers,” police explained. “A witness also reported seeing him wearing a grey [hoodie] with the hood up.”

Police also arrested a 23-year-old man who they believe assisted Masum with the homicide. 

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“This is an absolutely tragic incident in which a mother has lost her life in the most horrific of circumstances,” Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson said in a statement.

“We understand that this has caused a considerable amount of concern in the local community,” Atkinson added. “Local Neighbourhood Policing teams are patrolling the area conducting reassurance to the community.”

Atkinson also urges anyone who may recognize Masum to alert authorities immediately.

“I would urge anyone who has seen him or who knows where he is not to approach him but to contact police immediately on 999,” the officer explained.

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West Yorkshire Police are actively investigating the incident. 

Basketball legend reverses course on Caitlin Clark record dismissal

Basketball legend Lynette Woodard reversed course and acknowledged Caitlin Clark as the NCAA all-time scoring record holder after her initial remarks sparked backlash.

Woodard gave a nod to Clark on Instagram after Iowa lost to South Carolina in the national championship. Woodard wrote she would root for Clark for the rest of her career.

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“To clarify my remarks made at an awards ceremony on Saturday, no one respects Caitlin Clark’s accomplishments more than I do,” she wrote. “This is why I accepted Iowa’s invitation to participate in Caitlin’s senior day. My message was: a lot has changed, on and off the court, which makes it difficult to compare statistical accomplishments from different eras.

“Each is a snapshot in time. Caitlin holds the scoring record.”

Clark broke Woodard’s mark, which she set before the NCAA established women’s basketball. Woodard played for Kansas in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW).

Woodard was present at the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association convention in Cleveland for the women’s Final Four, where she wanted to “get the elephant out of the room” while speaking.

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“I am the hidden figure, but no longer now,” the Hall of Famer said. “My record was hidden from everyone for 43 years. … I don’t think my record has been broken because you can’t duplicate what you’re not duplicating. So, unless you come with a men’s basketball and a 2-point shot, you know … but just for you, so you can understand, so you can help me spread that word.”

Woodard tallied 3,649 points in four seasons with the Jayhawks from 1977 to 1981, and her argument that her total should still stand comes from the fact that there was no three-point line as well as other regulations. 

Woodard mentioned men’s basketball, which is what was used in the women’s game then, unlike today, because it was a different size. 

However, Clark has obviously used the three-pointer to her advantage over her college career, draining 543 of them heading into the national championship game against South Carolina on Sunday. She has 3,921 points and counting.

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When Clark passed Woodard, the Hawkeyes invited her to a game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, where she gave Clark her flowers.

Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

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Prominent lawyer and wife shot dead during child custody deposition

Las Vegas police said a gunman opened fire inside a law firm near the Red Rock resort Monday morning, killing a man and a woman, then turned the gun on himself.

FOX5 has learned that the victims of the shooting at the Summerlin law firm were Dennis Prince and his wife, Ashley Prince.

Joe Houston, a Las Vegas attorney, has been identified as the gunman, and allegedly shot Dennis and Ashley before turning the gun on himself. A family member of Dennis Prince also confirmed his death and the details of what led up to the shooting, FOX5 reported.

However, the Clark County Coroner’s Office has yet to identify the victims.

TWO DEAD, SEVEN INJURED, INCLUDING POLICE OFFICER, AFTER MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SHOOTING

The shooting happened during a child custody deposition at Prince Law Group, located on Charleston Boulevard and Pavilion Center Drive, lawyer Robert Eglet told Fox News Digital.

Houston was reportedly representing his son, Dylan Houston, during the proceedings with his former daughter-in-law, Ashley Prince, who was represented by her new husband, Dennis Prince. Dennis and Ashley have a six-month old baby together, Eglet said.

It is believed that Monday’s proceedings involved a deposition in the former couple’s ongoing custody battle.

The Prince Law Group released a statement about the shooting.

“With profound sadness, Prince Law Group would like to thank everyone who has reached out to us with heartfelt messages of concern and sympathy over the tragic violence that occurred this morning in our offices. We ask that you please respect the privacy of the families involved,” the statement read.

During a press briefing, police shared updates following the shooting which took place on the 5th floor of the law firm located near Pavilion Center Drive and Charleston Boulevard just after 10:00 a.m. 

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“We were here within minutes. The first responders did not hesitate, they moved in and took care of business,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill said. 

McMahill said they are still investigating the motive behind the shooting, but said they do have a theory.

“We have a theory, but we can not release any more information at this point. All we know at this point is that a male and female are deceased,” McMahill said. 

Police also reiterated that the gunman was not killed by officers and took his own life. 

Police previously called the shooting a “dynamic event.”

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Schools in the area were on a brief, soft lockdown, but those lockdowns have since been lifted, Fox 5 News reported. 

Police said that there is “no ongoing threat” to the community and that they are in the early stages of the investigation and will provide more details when available. 

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According to the Prince Law Group website, Dennis was the founding member of the firm and lead trial counsel on all major cases.

The firm’s website also indicated that Dennis was married with three children and is an active member in the community, contributing and volunteering his time to Substance Free Nevada, a non-profit organization that provides educational programs and information to the public, and assists families and individuals that need help.

Fox News Digital reached out to the Prince Law Group for comment. 

Sunny Hostin abruptly shut down after blaming eclipse and earthquake on ‘climate change’

“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin blamed Monday’s solar eclipse, Friday’s earthquake and the expected cicada breeding season on “climate change.”

“All those things together would maybe lead one to believe that either climate change exists or something is really going on,” she said Monday.

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake was felt across New York and New Jersey on Friday; on Monday, the highly anticipated solar eclipse swept across the continental U.S.

Hostin also claimed that her studio makeup artist “put on her coat” and “ran down the hallway” during the earthquake, saying, “Jesus is coming” and “The rapture is here.”

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But co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg pushed back on her theory.

“Except earthquakes are not at the mercy of climate change. It’s underground. It can’t,” Behar said. 

“How about the warming of the planet?” she responded.

“No, it happens,” Goldberg said. “And the eclipse, they’ve known about the eclipse coming because eclipses happen, and they actually can say when these things are going to happen.” 

Hostin pointed out how it was the first time in 100 years that two different cicada broods would emerge for their mating seasons at the same time, but Goldberg promptly shut her down, arguing it happens every 17 years.

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Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin joked that Trump caused the quake: “I read online that the earthquake epicenter was actually at Bedminster in New Jersey … Fun fact. So, it originated with Trump.”

Others have caught flak for similar takes, including Green Party member and U.S. Senate candidate for New Jersey Christina Amira Khalil, who went viral after she posted a similar theory to social media claiming the earthquake that rocked New York and New Jersey on Friday was caused by climate change.

“I experienced my first earthquake in NJ. We never get earthquakes,” she wrote. “The climate crisis is real. The weirdest experience ever.”

The post was widely mocked and received an X “Community Note” fact check providing more context. Khalil eventually deleted the post and switched her account to “protected” mode so that the public couldn’t view her posts any longer.

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WATCH LIVE: Parents of school shooter address victims at sentencing hearing

James and Jennifer Crumbley, parents of Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, are set to be sentenced on Tuesday morning.

The pair will appear together in court for the first time since before their cases began together and were eventually separated. Prosecutors are asking for 10 to 15 years in prison for both parents, who asked for time served.

Two separate juries found both James and Jennifer guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting on Nov. 30, 2021, when their then-15-year-old son killed students Tate Myre, 16; Justin Shilling, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and left seven other victims injured.

The parents’ trials have been described as historic, as they are the first parents of a school shooter in U.S. history to be tried for their child’s crimes. Ethan Crumbley’s case was also considered historic because he pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge on top of murder charges. The now-18-year-old will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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James Crumbley declined to testify during his own trial after his wife took the stand about a month before his trial began.

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At one point during her trial, Jennifer said she “wouldn’t have” done anything differently if given the chance.

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“Of course, I look back after all this happened, and I have asked myself if I would have done anything differently. I wouldn’t have,” Jennifer testified, adding that she wishes her son would have killed her and her husband, James Crumbley, “instead.”

In a pre-sentencing statement, Jennifer Crumbley backtracked on her own testimony.

JENNIFER CRUMBLEY TRIAL: MICHIGAN JURY FINDS SCHOOL SHOOTER’S MOM GUILTY OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER

“At trial, when I was on the stand I was asked if I would have done anything differently, I testified that I would not have — and that is true without the benefit of of (sic) hindsight that I have now,” Crumbley wrote, according to the Detroit News. “With the information I have now, of course my answer would be hugely different. There are so many things that I would change if I could go back in time. I knew my son to be a quiet, good kid, who loved his pets. I never imagined he would hurt other people in the way that he did.”

MICHIGAN MOM ON TRIAL FOR SON’S DEADLY SHOOTING MASSACRE RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT PARENT CULPABILITY IN SHOOTINGS

Ethan used a 9 mm SIG Sauer, which his father purchased for him, to shoot up Oxford High School on Nov. 30, 2021. The firearm contained several rounds of ammunition when authorities recovered it. Jennifer posted about the purchase on social media, calling it a Christmas gift for her teenage son, just days before the massacre.

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Prosecutors have suggested the Crumbleys could have stopped the shooting before it happened when they arrived at Oxford High on the morning of Nov. 30 to meet with school counselors after Ethan was caught scrawling disturbing notes in class.

His notes included an image of a gun and the phrases “Help me,” “Blood everywhere” and “My life is useless,” along with a drawing of a gun.

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But the parents turned away after the meeting, leaving their son at school while they went back to work. Ethan later pulled a firearm out of his backpack, fatally shooting four students and injuring seven others. The shooting has resulted in several civil lawsuits against the Crumbley parents and school administrators, alleging that they failed to prevent the shooting.

Prosecutors have pointed to Ethan’s journal entries, text messages and videos saying he wanted help and his parents were ignoring him. The day before the school massacre, Ethan made a 19-minute video describing what he was going to do the next day, prosecutors said during Jennifer’s trial.

After the shooting, the Crumbleys allegedly fled Oxford and went to Detroit with $6,000 in cash following some initial questioning from police. U.S. Marshals eventually apprehended them days later, on Dec. 4, 2021.

In a powerful victim impact statement during Tuesday’s sentencing, Madisyn Baldwin’s mother, Nicole Beausoleil, compared her actions on Nov. 30, 2021, to the Crumbleys’ actions.

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“While your son was hearing voices and asking for help, I was helping Madisyn pick out her senior class. While you were purchasing a gun for your son and leaving it unlocked, I was helping to finish college essays. While you dropped him off at school, upset that he was failing class, I texted Madisyn, ‘Drive safe. It’s slick outside. Have a good day.’ When you got a call to meet at the school about your son and how it interfered with your day, I was rearranging my schedule so I could take Madison to get her oil change for the first time,” she said.

Beausoleil continued: “When you walked out of the office with a steady pace after hearing an active shooter, I ran from my home and started driving, trying not to break the law. When you are on the phone for ten minutes with each other, trying to figure out where the gun was, I was on the phone with her father and family, trying to figure out where she was. Would you left the Meyers without knowing where your son was, I was desperately trying to get there as soon as possible. When you knew the gun was missing, you called the police, knowing it was your son who took it, I was having family call every hospital describing what she looked like. When you texted Ethan, ‘Don’t do it,’ I was texting Madisyn ,’ I love you. Please call mom.'”

Reina St. Juliana, Hana St. Juliana’s sister, said in her victim impact statement that instead of giving their son love and compassion, James and Jennifer Crumbley bought him a gun that he used to kill Hana, Madisyn, Tate and Justin.