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Father of Highland Park Shooter Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanors After Helping Son Obtain Assault Rifle

HeadlineNov 07, 2023

In Illinois, the father of the suspect behind the mass shooting at last year’s July Fourth parade in Highland Park has pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct. The charges carry a maximum sentence of one year in prison. Prosecutors said during the trial that Robert Crimo Jr. knew that his 19-year-old son had a history of threatening deadly violence, yet sponsored his son’s application for a permit to purchase an assault rifle. The July Fourth attack killed seven people and left 48 others wounded.

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