Tucker Cipriano, Mitchell Young to be arraigned in deadly baseball bat attack
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
(CBS) FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Tucker Cipriano and Mitchell Young, accused in a baseball attack that killed Cipriano's father and critically injured his mother and brother, were expected to be arraigned Tuesday.
According to CBS Detroit, a judge earlier this month ordered the 19-year-old Cipriano and 20-year-old Young to stand trial. The two face life in prison if convicted on charges of first-degree premeditated murder, first-degree felony murder, assault with intent to murder and armed robbery.
The April 16 attack in Farmington Hills shocked the community because of the extreme violence and the arrest of a family member. It also contributed to a crackdown on the sale of so-called synthetic marijuana. A witness said the 19-year-old Cipriano smoked it before the attack.
Cipriano has a history of drug problems. Police said he incriminated himself after his arrest.