“We are on the eve of a trial for two individuals that we allege have committed a brutal and heinous attack on a family. As it states in our pleadings, this is a crime not only against the family, but against the peace and dignity of the people of the State of Michigan,” Cooper said.
“No victim of violence and horror wants to testify in an open court and recount their experiences. Yet, countless people take the witnesses stand everyday to testify against defendants, not only because they are compelled to by court order, but because they want to make sure that no one else suffers as they did. It is also my job, as the Oakland County Prosecutor, to do my best to make sure that no one else suffers at the hands of such individuals in the future.
“There is a quote from conservative philosopher Edmund Burke, which says in essence: Evil can only prevail when good men do nothing.” [Read the complete statement HERE].
Greg Cipriano said Rose is for the most part recovered, continuing outpatient therapy, but Salavatore remains hospitalized.
“He’s had a few setbacks, but right now he’s bounced back and he has got a great spirit, and we’re very, very happy that he’s in the position he’s at right now. We hope to bring him home soon.”
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday. Both Young and Tucker Cipriano face life in prison if convicted of first degree, premeditated murder.