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Highland Park parade shooting suspect pleads not guilty to more (*100*) 100 charges

CHICAGO (CBS)– The accused gunman within the mass shooting on the July 4th parade in Highland Park pleaded not guilty Wednesday to more (*100*) 100 felony charges.

Robert “Bobby” Crimo was indicted by a grand jury final week on 117 felony counts; together with homicide, tried homicide, and aggravated battery.

He faces 21 counts of first-degree homicide – three counts for every one who died – together with 48 counts of tried homicide and 48 counts of aggravated battery, one for every surviving sufferer who was struck by a bullet, bullet fragment, or shrapnel, in accordance to Lake County prosecutors.

Dressed in jail clothes and sporting a masks at his arraignment listening to, Crimo pleaded not guilty to all charges, talking a complete of 14 occasions as a decide requested him if he understood the charges towards him.

He is due again in courtroom on Nov. 1 for a case administration listening to. If convicted of killing not less than two individuals, he’ll face a compulsory life sentence. The tried homicide charges additionally carry up to life in jail, and the aggravated battery charges every carry up to 30 years in jail.

Those who have been killed within the assault have been 64-year-old Katherine Goldstein, of Highland Park; 35-year-old Irina McCarthy, of Highland Park; 37-year-old Kevin McCarthy, of Highland Park; 63-year-old Jacquelyn Sundheim, of Highland Park; 88-year-old Stephen Straus, of Highland Park; 78-year-old Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, of Morelos, Mexico; and 69-year-old Eduardo Uvaldo, of Waukegan.    

Prosecutors have stated surveillance video from the shooting confirmed the gunman utilizing a hearth escape ladder to entry the roof of a constructing on the northwest nook of Central Avenue and 2nd Street in Highland Park, after which fleeing down an alley behind that constructing after the shooting, the place he dropped the rifle he’d used, after which wrapped in a fabric earlier than fleeing the scene.  

Authorities have not decided a particular motive for the assault, however Christopher Covelli of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force has stated the shooter “had some type of affinity toward the number 4 and 7, and inverse with 7/4,” a suggestion the assault may need been particularly timed for July 4. 

Police even have stated, after fleeing the scene of the mass shooting in Highland Park, the gunman drove to Wisconsin, and “seriously contemplated using the firearm he had in his vehicle to commit another shooting in Madison” after coming throughout a celebration there, however did not perform a second assault.

He was later arrested in Lake Forest, following a chase from North Chicago. When he was questioned by police, the accused shooter supplied a voluntary assertion confessing to his actions, saying he regarded down the sights of the rifle, aimed, and opened fireplace at individuals throughout the road from the rooftop in the course of the Highland Park July 4th parade.

The accused shooter is being held with out bond as he awaits trial.

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