Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Tucker Cipriano and Mitchell Young have been charged in connection with the brutal attack on Cipriano's family in Farmington Hills.
Tucker Cipriano, 19, and Mitchell Young, 21, charged in the deadly April 16 attack on Cipriano's family, will be back in Sixth Circuit Court in Pontiac Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., for a pretrial examination. Both pleaded not guilty June 19 to charges of first-degree, premeditated murder, attempted murder and armed robbery, in connection with the April 16 murder of Tucker's father and Dearborn Public Schools Business Director Bob Cipriano, as well as attacks that critically injured his mother, Rose, and brother Salvatore, 17, in the family's Farmington Hills home. Tucker Cipriano’s attorney, Mitchell Ribitwer, requested that his client undergo a competency exam to determine whether long-term drug use could have affected his client's mental state. …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The district's business services director was killed in an April 16 attack in his Farmington Hills home.
There were two things everyone within the Dearborn Public Schools knew Robert Cipriano loved: helping students and running. On Wednesday, the district unveiled a plan that honors both passions of their former director of business services, who was killed in an April 16 attack at his Farmington Hills home. According to DPS, Cipriano had been working with district athletic directors to create a running program for middle and elementary school students that would encourage competition, lifelong fitness, and fun. The Robert Cipriano Memorial Cross-Country Meet, scheduled to take place Oct. 19, 2012, will accomplish just that. Set to take place at a Dearborn park during the school day, the meet–hopefully the first of what will become an annual …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
On social media, friends, family members and coworkers share their kind thoughts for Bob Cipriano, whose funeral was held Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Thousands of people gathered at St. Fabian Catholic Church in Farmington Hills Wednesday morning to say their goodbyes to Bob Cipriano, who was murdered on April 16. Many also shared their thoughts on Facebook and Twitter. You can share your memories of Bob Cipriano and your condolences to the family in the comments below.
Monday, April 23, 2012
One week after Dearborn Public Schools Business Director Robert Cipriano was murdered in his Farmington Hills home, district employees delivered a touching tribute.
Under normal circumstances, Dearborn Public Schools Business Services Manager Bob Cipriano would have been in attendance at Monday evening's Board of Education meeting. But on April 16, news spread through the district that Cipriano, 52, was beaten to death in his Farmington Hills home–allegedly at the hands of his 19-year-old son, Tucker, and friend Mitchell Young. On Monday night, board members and employees, some of whom dabbed their eyes with tissues, found the words to express their grief about Cipriano. After a video tribute, several board members and Supt. Brian Whiston made statements about Cipriano and his contributions to the district. “When I first took this position about four years ago, I was going around to the various …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Media reports indicate 19-year-old Tucker Cipriano had a troubled history before the murder of his father early Monday morning.
Farmington Hills Police met with Oakland County prosecutors Tuesday and expect to file charges Wednesday in connection with the brutal attack on a Farmington Hills family, resulting in the death of Dearborn Public Schools Business Services Director Bob Cipriano. Bob Cipriano was found beaten to death in his home early Monday. His wife, Rose, and 17-year-old son, Salvatore, were also critically injured, and police have arrested the Ciprianos' 19-year-old son Tucker and an unidentified 20-year-old man in connection with the attacks. (Farmington Hills authorities typically do not name a suspect until after arraignment.) Two other children, Salvatore's twin brother Tanner and 8-year-old Isabella, were also in the home, but were not injured. …
A vigil or collection of funds in Business Services Director Bob Cipriano's honor will align with the wishes of his family, the district said.
Responding to questions about how Dearborn Public Schools will memorialize Business Services Director Bob Cipriano–who was killed Monday in a grisly attack in his Farmington Hills home–the district released a statement Tuesday stating that plans are in the works, but are not set at this time. Cipriano's wife, Rose, and 17-year-old son, Salvatore, were also injured in the attack, and are listed as being in critical condition at Botsford Hospital. Police have arrested the couple's 19-year-old son, Tucker, in connection with the crimes. A statement on the district's current attention to the matter was released Tuesday afternoon by spokesman David Mustonen: The district has received many inquires regarding what actions we may be taking to …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The murder of Dearborn Business Services Director Robert Cipriano in the early hours of Monday and subsequent arrest of his son left a torrent of loss and confusion for those who knew the family.
Some had heard ominous information on television or on the radio, but when the employees at Dearborn Public Schools’ administration offices were asked to congregate in conference room Monday morning, their worst fears were confirmed. Robert Cipriano–the district’s 52-year-old business services director and the financial whiz that helped guide the district through rough fiscal waters for 12 years–was beat to death by intruders at his Farmington Hills home Monday morning. It was a confirmation that no one wanted to believe, said Dave Mustonen, the district’s spokesman. “The employees in this office, the (superintendent’s) cabinet, were told as they came in,” he said. “Other administrative employees were told in a conference room. “There was …