You’ve been following the trial of Bobby Cremo, the man accused of shooting into a crowd of paradegoers in Highland Park, Michigan. This week, a jury found him guilty on 117 counts, including attempted murder and assault with intent to murder.
Cremo faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced in August. His victims, many of whom were children, are still recovering from their injuries.
Overview of the Highland Park Shooting
On July 14, 2019, 21-year-old rapper Bobby Cremo was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder after he opened fire on a crowd of people at a Highland Park parade. According to police, Cremo was known to them and had displayed erratic behavior in the days leading up to the shooting.
The shooting left seven people dead and several others injured. Cremo was arrested shortly after the shooting and is currently being held without bond.
Details of the Court Case of Bobby Cremo
The trial of Bobby Cremo is now in its second week, and so far the defendant has been found guilty of 117 counts, including seven charges of first-degree murder.
It has also been revealed that the weapon used in the shooting was obtained legally, and that Cremo was dressed in women’s clothing at the time of the attack. The defense has argued that Cremo is mentally ill, but the prosecution has insisted that he knew exactly what he was doing and intended to kill as many people as possible.
Evidence Presented Against Bobby Cremo at Trial
The prosecution called dozens of witnesses to the stand, including the victim’s families and friends. They also played security camera footage from the parade that showed the shooting.
The footage showed Cremo walking along the parade route and then stopping and firing into the crowd. In addition, shell casings found at the scene matched those found in Cremo’s car.
Cremo’s defense lawyer argued that his client was intoxicated and had not intended to shoot anyone. However, the jury found Cremo guilty of all 117 counts against him.
Potential Penalties Bobby Cremo Will Face
If Bobby Cremo is convicted of the charges against him, he will be facing one of the most severe punishments allowable under state law. In Illinois, two counts of first-degree murder can result in life in prison without the possibility of parole, and since Cremo is charged with 117 felony counts, it’s likely that if he’s found guilty, he’ll be facing a lengthy sentence.
Cremo is a 5-11, 120 pound man with tattoos on his face, and has been reported to have a lengthy criminal history. He was charged in August 2019 after allegedly shooting into a crowd at a parade in Highland Park, killing two people and injuring four others. If convicted of these charges, Cremo will be required to pay restitution for any out-of-pocket medical expenses for the victims involved.
Victim’s Families Reactions to Verdict
You may be wondering how the victim’s families reacted to Bobby Cremo’s guilty verdict. The parents of Bobby Cremo III released a statement after the verdict was reached, saying that their thoughts and prayers were with the families of those who were killed or injured in the shooting.
The mother of one of the victims, who was just 10 years old at the time of the shooting, said it was “bittersweet justice” after so many years. She also said that she hoped this was an example for other young people that there are consequences for their actions and that no matter how much pain they are in, it is still important to turn to love instead of violence.
Even though Bobby Cremo III confessed to shooting after he was taken into custody, many of the victim’s families were hoping for a guilty verdict so they could have a sense of closure and justice. And on Thursday, they finally got it.
Comments From Defense Attorney and Prosecutor
The defense attorney has said that the evidence was insufficient to convict Cremo, while the prosecutor has said that Cremo showed no remorse for his actions and deserved to be held responsible. According to the prosecutor, this is “the worst example of gun violence in Gun City” and that “justice has been served.”
The defense argued that Cremo had acted in self-defense and had no intention of killing anyone. They also mentioned that the charges against his father could have been considered as a mitigating factor. However, the judge did not agree and found him guilty on 117 counts, including seven counts of first-degree murder.
The sentence means that Cremo will be spending the rest of his life in prison. When the verdict was read, Cremo showed little emotion, while several members of the victims’ families began to cry.
This has been a long and difficult process for all involved, and we hope that this verdict will provide some closure for the victims’ families.