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Father of Highland Park parade shooting suspect pleads guilty to reckless conduct, gets 60 days in jail

Chicago Sun-Times
November 6, 2023

The father of the Highland Park parade massacre suspect was ordered to serve 60 days in jail after pleading guilty Monday to misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct — a plea his lawyer said was made in part to avoid “jeopardizing his son’s fair right to a trial.”

Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said the guilty plea will serve as a “beacon” for prosecutors across the country to hold parents accountable for the actions of their children.

Prosecutors rarely charge parents of accused mass shooters — and the case against Robert Crimo Jr. had no direct precedent.

Read more of David Struett's reporting in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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