SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) Rose Cipriano, 51, the Farmington Hills woman allegedly beaten with a baseball bat by her 19-year-old son, was moved Wednesday from Botsford Hospital to a rehabilitation center.
“She was discharged late yesterday afternoon from critical care,” said Botsford Hospital spokesperson Margo Gorchow. “And this was the plan that we had hoped would come to fruition, that she would become medically stable to be transferred to a rehabilitation facility that would be a specialty in closed head injuries.”
Meantime, Rose Cipriano’s 17-year-old son Salvatore Cipriano is still listed in critical condition. Both suffered head injuries in the attack that left Cipriano’s husband Bob Cipriano dead; two other children, Salvatore’s twin Tanner and 8-year-old Isabella hid during the brutal beating and got out unharmed.
Alleged culprits Tucker Cipriano and his friend Mitchell Young were charged with first-degree murder in the baseball bat attack that was allegedly fueled by drugs and the desire to break into a safe in the family’s home. They next appear in Oakland County Circuit Court May 23.
A Facebook page where the extended family posts health updates and community members offer support and prayer has more than 4,000 fans. Several have written about Rose Cipriano responding to music and Salvatore gripping baseballs.
“Rose and Sal are doing great! Sal threw a baseball at a window yesterday and Rose hasn’t lost her sense of humor,” Bob Cipriano’s brother Gregory Cipriano wrote on the Facebook wall. “The energy of your prayers has been the best healing medicine money can’t buy. Thank you and please keep praying.”