Highland Park Shooter Confesses – Opinion

Robert “Bobby” Crimo, the no-longer alleged Highland Park shooter has confessed, potentially saving Illinois taxpayers a whole lot of money from a lengthy, and probably sensational trial, The Washington Examiner reports.

The man accused of killing seven people attending a parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on the Fourth of July has confessed to his role in the massacre, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, 21, made his confession in a voluntary statement, according to officials. He has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder and will likely face more counts over the dozens injured during Monday’s attack, the prosecutor announced.

“He went into details about what he had done,” Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart told reporters outside of the county courthouse. “He admitted to what he had done. We don’t want to speculate on motives right now.”

It was also reported that Crimo considered a second attack, which explains why Crimo took his mother’s car and drove to Madison, Wisconsin. Crimo decided not to execute this attack as he didn’t have the time or resources necessary to properly research it. You can imagine the destruction that would have been caused, as well as the confusion in prosecutorial offices across different jurisdictions.

Crimo dropped his cell phone in Madison and was retrieved by the FBI on Tuesday.

Crimo’s arraignment will likely be in August, and he will be represented in court by the public defender’s office, Rinehart said. “Many more charges” will be brought against Crimo, and for every person hurt in the attack, an attempted murder charge and an aggravated battery with a firearm charge will be brought against him, Rinehart said.

Lake County has been blessed not to have Kim Foxx at its helm. Eric Rinehart, Lake County District Attorney is not content to throw the book at Crimo. He wants the whole bookshelf.

“All of those are class X felonies, which have obviously serious prison time associated with them, but other people were attempted to be murdered, people who were not shot,” Rinehart said. “So there are many different charges that we are reviewing with respect to the other individuals who have sadly been injured by this, frankly, who were present on the scene. They were shot at, that may also constitute an attempted murder charge.”

RedState reports that Crimo had a history of problems with police in 2019 when Crimo first threatened to kill him and later when Crimo claimed to have threatened everyone. Crimo was home when cops arrived and took a pair of knives, a knife and a dagger. Crimo still managed to legalize firearms.

RedState will keep updating information as new details become available.

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