Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Last year's wildly successful benefit for the children of slain former Dearborn Schools business manager Robert Cipriano drew more than 2,000 people to the Farmington YMCA.
A 5k fun run and walk that last year raised more than $60,000 for the children of Robert Cipriano, killed in a brutal attack on his family, returns June 7 to the Farmington Family YMCA. The inaugural Cipriano Classic far exceeded organizers' expectations, drawing more than 2,200 participants. "We were truly astounded by last year's participation. The outpouring of support from the Farmington community and beyond exceeded all expectations," event co-chairwoman Jenny Birmelin said. "With more time to plan this year, we are looking forward to seeing everyone once again and uniting the community in support of the Cipriano family." Robert's wife, Rose, and his son, Salvatore, were seriously injured in the April 16, 2012 attack; Salvatore's …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Mitchell Young's defense attorney asked the court to throw out a statement made hours after the April attack on the Cipriano family.
A request by Mitchell Young's attorney to throw out a statement Young made while in the hospital hours after the April attack on the Cipriano family was denied in circuit court today. Young, 21, and friend Tucker Cipriano, 19, face felony charges related to the April 16 attack in the Cipriano home, which resulted in the death of Robert Cipriano, Tucker's father, and severe injuries to his mother, Rose, and brother, Salvatore. Defense attorney Michael McCarthy asked the court to suppress Young's statement, arguing that he was in the hospital with an injured jaw, and it's possible Young had a small seizure before talking to the police. McCarthy also said police did not record the interview. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Shalina Kumar …
Monday, September 17, 2012
A Facebook group for the Cipriano family is flooded with well-wishes after the Farmington Hills mother injured in an April attack takes the field Friday, during a Detroit Catholic Central game.
Friends and family of Rose Cipriano are calling her appearance at Friday's Detroit Catholic Central High School football game in Novi "a miracle". Rose, who is recovering from severe injuries she suffered five months ago in a brutal attack that also wounded her son, Salvatore, and took the life of her husband, Robert, walked hand in hand onto the field with Salvatore's twin brother, Tanner. Senior players and their mothers were recognized during the game. Tanner, a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, plays tight end and defensive lineman for the Shamrocks. Salvatore also remains on the Catholic Central 2012 roster, even though he is still in a rehab facility recovering from his injuries. Through the weekend, family members and …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
An attorney for Tucker Cipriano says his client may have been psychotic at the time of the attacks that killed his father and severely injured his mother and brother.
Sixth District Circuit Court hearings for Tucker Cipriano, 19, and Mitchell Young, 21, charged in the deadly April 16 attack on Cipriano's family, ended this afternoon with new court dates. Attorneys are waiting on two reports, including one that will help determine whether Tucker Cipriano is competent to stand trial and whether he was psychotic during the attack. Both men 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, Bob Cipriano, and attacks that critically injured his mother, Rose, and brother Salvatore, 17, in their Farmington Hills home. Young walked into the courtroom first, shackled and facing the judge from …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The court appearance for defendant Mitchell Young was originally slated for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Oakland County Circuit Court.
An Oakland County Circuit Court pretrial examination scheduled Tuesday for Mitchell Young, charged along with Tucker Cipriano in a deadly assault on Cipriano's family, has been rescheduled. According to information posted at oakgov.com, Young's court date is now set Sept. 4, 1:30 p.m., the same date and time as Cipriano's pretrial examination in Pontiac. Cipriano, 19, and Young, 20, 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, Bob Cipriano, and attacks that critically injured his mother, Rose, and brother Salvatore, 17. Young's attorney Michael McCarthy said after the June 19 arraignment that he plans to request …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Tucker Cipriano and Mitchell Young will stand trial in Circuit Court.
Tucker Cipriano, 19, and Mitchell Young, 20, pleaded not guilty on the five felony charges they face in connection with the April 16 attack that left Tucker's father dead and his mother and brother critically injured. The two appeared in Oakland County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon for an arraignment and face the following charges: The two were arraigned separately, and each arraignment lasted just a few minutes. Neither Young nor Cipriano spoke, as their attorneys spoke on their behalf. Young is now scheduled to have a pre-trial on July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in Oakland County Circuit Court. Cipriano's pre-trial is set for Sept. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in order to allow for enough time to complete a mental health examination, which his lawyer requested…
The 17-year-old was released today from Botsford Hospital.
Salvatore Cipriano, 17, was discharged this morning from Botsford Hopsital, where he has been receiving treatment for injuries sustained during an attack in his family's Farmington Hills home in April. According to Margo Gorchow, a spokeswoman for the hospital, the teen will continue to receive treatment at a rehabilitation facility for closed head injury patients. "The staff at Botsford has become very close with Sal and his family during the two months that he was hospitalized at Botsford," Gorchow said in an email. "We will be thinking about Sal and his family for some time hoping to hear that their health and lives are moving forward." Salvatore's mother, Rose Cipriano, was released from Botsford in May. Salvatore's twin brother Tanner…
Tucker Cipriano and Mitchell Young face five felony charges and will be arraigned this afternoon.
Tucker Cipriano, 19, and Mitchell Young, 20, are expected to appear in Oakland County Circuit Court today at 3 p.m. for an arraignment on five felony charges. The two are expected to enter their pleas on the charges they face in connection with the death of Tucker Cipriano's father, Bob, and assaults on his mother, Rose, and brother, Salvatore on April 16. A preliminary exam held June 8 at the 47th District Court in Farmington Hills included testimony from family and friends of the defendants and victims that spanned about two hours and shed additional light on what happened to the Cipriano family that night. Check back with Patch later today for coverage of the arraignment.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Attorney Mitchell Ribitwer says long-term K2 use may have caused psychotic behavior on the night police say Cipriano and friend Mitchell Young attacked Cipriano's family in Farmington Hills.
Friday, June 8, 2012
The 5K Fun Run and Walk drew families and individuals touched by the tragic April 16 attack in the Cipriano family's home. Tell us, why did you run?
Nearly 2,200 participants lined up at the Farmington YMCA on Farmington Road Friday evening, to run and walk in support of a Farmington Hills family devastated by an April 16 attack in their home. Bob Cipriano was killed and his wife, Rose, and 17-year-old son, Salvatore, were severely injured during the incident. Two Cipriano children, Tanner, 17, and Isabella, 8, were unharmed. The couple's oldest son, Tucker, was bound over for trial Friday on felony charges filed in connection with the murder and assaults. The 5K Cipriano Classic Fun Run and Walk benefit turnout more than doubled organizers' expectations and jammed streets and parking lots in the 12 Mile and Farmington Road area well before the race's 7 p.m. start. The event raised …