The 2022 Fourth of July parade shooting suspect’s father was freed early from jail. His 60-day sentence for assisting his son get a gun was partially served. Authorities say Robert Crimo Jr. was discharged Wednesday for good conduct.
Father’s Guilty Plea Reveals Troubling Oversight in Firearm Application for Son Charged in Deadly Parade Shooting
In Lake County court last month, Crimo Jr. pled guilty to seven reckless conduct misdemeanors. He was initially charged with seven felonies for each person his son, Robert Crimo III, allegedly killed in the incident. At 19, Crimo III couldn’t get a weapons license three years prior.
Applicants with parental sponsorship could apply. However, Crimo Jr. approved the application despite a relative reporting to the police a few months previously that Crimo III had threatened to “kill everyone.”
Crimo III is charged with 21 first-degree murders, 48 attempted murders, and 48 aggravated assaults. He admitted to being the gunman when apprehended immediately after the shooting, according to prosecutors. Crimo III just told the judge he will represent himself at trial and fired his public defenders.
Dad Held Responsible for Son’s Shooting Despite Warnings – Got Early Release
A parent or guardian being criminally liable for a mass shooting suspect is rare, making Crimo Jr.’s case significant. Because the father helped his kid get a gun despite warnings about his threatening behavior, the incident has garnered attention.
Crimo Jr.’s release for good behavior has highlighted a scenario where a father is held liable for a mass shooting suspect’s crimes.
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