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Tucker Cipriano, 19, charged in baseball bat attack that killed father, injured mom and brother in Michigan

This undated photo provided by Farmington Hills Police Department via Detroit News shows Tucker Cipriano, 19, suspected in the baseball bat killing of his father and injuring of his mother and brother. Robert Cipriano, a director of business services at Dearborn Public Schools was clubbed to death with a baseball bat early Monday, April 16, 2012. AP Photo/Farmington Hills Police Department via Detroit News

Tucker Cipriano
AP Photo/Farmington Hills Police Department via Detroit News

(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.

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April 16, 2012 - Tucker Robert Cipriano, arrested for allegedly killing his father, injuring two others in Michigan home attack

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