Pair arrested in Farmington Hills baseball bat attack remains jailed; police to present evidence today

The 19-year-old son and another man suspected of murder and a brutal assault on a Dearborn Public Schools business director and his family Monday remain jailed in Farmington Hills, and police will present their case to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office today, Sgt. Brian Bastianelli said this morning.

Tucker Robert Cipriano and a 20-year-old man, whom police are not yet identifying, were arrested Monday morning. They are suspected of bludgeoning Cipriano’s father, Robert “Bob” Cipriano, 52, to death with a baseball bat and attacking his mother, Rose Cipriano, and 17-year-old brother, Sal Cipriano, during what police believe was a botched robbery.

Both mother and son remain in critical condition today at Botsford Hospital, a spokeswoman said this morning.

Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton said today that the prosecutor’s office is expecting to hear a presentation of the evidence this morning by the police department before making a charging decision. Until then, arraignments are pending.

Tucker Cipriano, who dropped out of North Farmington High School in October, has a history of drug issues. He reported to his probation office Saturday that he was homeless and was ordered to report in on Thursday.

Farmington Hills police said they believe Cipriano and the accomplice broke into the home on Rose Hill Drive at 2:50 a.m. Monday intending to rob them. Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus said it appears the family may have woken up, and a verbal argument turned physical with baseball bats.

A 911 call from one of the Cipriano’s 17-year-old twin sons alerted police that the attack was taking place at the family’s home on Rose Hill Drive. That son and their 8-year-old daughter were able to escape unharmed.

via Freep


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