Attorney releases statement from Highland Park shooting suspect’s parents

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An attorney shared what he said was a statement from the parents of the accused Highland Park, Illinois, shooter on Tuesday.

ALLEGED HIGHLAND PARK SHOOTER CHARGED WITH SEVEN COUNTS OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER

The attorney, Steve Greenberg, announced that the parents of 21-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, had retained his firm as their legal representation, according to WGN-TV.

“We are all mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, and this is a terrible tragedy for many families, the victims, the paradegoers, the community, and our own. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to everybody,” the parents said in a statement released by Greenberg.

Greenberg also clarified that he is only representing the parents of Crimo and not Crimo himself. Crimo is being legally represented by Tom Durkin and Josh Herman, according to Greenberg.

Crimo was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday. He will face “dozens more charges,” Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said in a media briefing. Crimo will face a mandatory life sentence without the chance of parole if convicted, according to Rinehart, who added that prosecutors will ask a judge on Wednesday to hold Crimo without the possibility of bail.

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Crimo was charged in connection to the shooting at an Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb on Monday that killed seven people and injured dozens more. He was taken into custody by police roughly eight hours later.