While Cipriano seemed to admit responsibility, however obliquely, his friend and alleged co-attacker Mitchell Young did not. “He maintains his innocence, he plans to appeal,” his attorney Mike McCarthy said.
Twenty-year-old Tucker Cipriano pleaded no contest to charges he killed his father and seriously injured his mother and brother with a baseball bat in an April 2012 attack.
“He’s going to talk about how great his dad was, and how his mom was amazing, how she was there every step of the way for him,” Cipriano’s lawyer said.
Mitchell Young faces life in prison without parole,
The jury will receive final instructions before beginning deliberations on Friday.
Prosecutors are setting up the theory that Rose Cipriano punched Young hard enough during the attack to dislocate his jaw.
A stone faced Mitchell Young, charged with murder, stared straight ahead as photos from the crime scene were admitted in the case.
The plot to kill the Cipriano family was outlined this morning during the trial of a young man accused of murder.
Tucker Cipriano has pleaded no contest to felony murder, accepting life in prison.
Opening statements could begin Monday afternoon for the trial of Tucker Cipriano and Mitchell Young, in last year’s beating death of Cipriano’s father.