Tucker Cipriano, 19, charged in baseball bat attack that killed father, injured mom and brother in Michigan
(CBS/AP) FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Nineteen-year-old Tucker Cipriano has been charged with murder and attempted murder in an a baseball bat attack that killed his father and critically injured his mother and brother.
Cipriano has been in custody since Robert Cipriano was killed with a baseball bat Monday at the family home in Farmington Hills, outside of Detroit. Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper announced identical charges Wednesday against him and 20-year-old Mitchell Young.
They are expected to appear in court by a video link from jail.
Cooper calls the crimes "horrific." Police say a break-in at the Cipriano home preceded the attack. Rose Cipriano and 17-year-old son Sal remain in the hospital.
Tucker Cipriano was on probation since February for drug convictions but court records show he didn't attend a recent meeting and last reported to his probation officer March 15. Corrections officials say the officer who'd been assigned to monitor him has been suspended.
Robert Cipriano was an administrator at Dearborn Public Schools.