PONTIAC, Mich. (WWJ) – Jury selection is scheduled to get underway Monday morning in a shocking murder case out of Farmington Hills; the baseball bat killing of a husband and father, allegedly at the hands of his own son.
Tucker Cipriano and Mitchell Young are accused of bursting into Cipriano’s family home on April 16, 2012. Following the attack, Cipriano’s father, Bob, lay dead of a beating with a baseball bat. His mother, Rose, and 17-year-old brother, Salvatore, suffered severe brain injuries. Bob’s brother, Greg Cipriano, says Salvatore is still recovering from the attack that prosecutors say was over money.
“He’s still in rehab,” Cipriano said. “He’s been in the hospital for 15 months. 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.”
It was a scene so gruesome the judge agreed that some of the photos are too shocking to show the jury.
Salvatore’s twin brother, Tanner Cipriano, and nine-year-old Isabella, who were in the home, but hiding during the attack, are expected to testify.
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