Sentencing date set for Tucker Cipriano

Published On: Jun 18 2013 08:00:38 AM EDT

He was wrapped in a blanket and distraught while telling investigators what, he says, happened the night and and his friend Mitchell Roderick Young broke into the Ciprianos' Farmington Hills home.

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -

A 20-year-old Farmington Hills man accused of murdering his father and severely injuring his mother and brother in a brutal baseball attack will be sentenced July 9.

Tucker Cipriano pleaded no-contest on Monday during a break for a jury hearing in the case in Oakland County Circuit Court.

Read: Tucker Cipriano pleads no contest to murdering his father

He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and attempted murder and faces an automatic penalty of life in prison without parole when he is sentenced by Judge Shalina Kumar.

Watch: Tucker Cipriano's interview with police read in court
Watch: Statements made after Cipriano's no contest plea

Robert Cipriano was killed inside his Farmington Hills home in April 2012. His wife Rose and their son Sal were also attacked. Sal Cipriano still is in a hospital.


--Mitchell Young

Jury selection concluded Monday for a separate jury hearing the case against co-defendant Mitchell Young. Prosecution and defense lawyers are to make opening statements Wednesday.

Complete coverage: Cipriano Murder trial special section

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