Trial for Highland Park shooting suspect set for 2025

The trial for the man facing over 100 charges in connection to a mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, will begin in 2025, despite having been scheduled to begin next week.

A Lake County judge ruled on Wednesday that the trial for Robert Crimo III would be held in February 2025. He will face 117 counts, including 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder, and 48 counts of aggravated assault. Crimo is accused of fatally shooting seven people and wounding dozens of others.

In late 2023, both the prosecution and defense attorneys agreed to a 2025 start date. However, in December, Crimo dismissed his attorneys and said he wanted to represent himself. He exercised his right to a speedy trial and asked for a February 2024 date, with Read more…

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