Highland Park shooting suspect Robert Crimo pleads not guilty to 117 charges

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Robert Crimo, the suspected gunman in the July 4 shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, pleaded not guilty to more than 100 charges on Wednesday.

Crimo faces 117 charges in connection with the shooting, which killed seven and injured more than 30.

Crimo appeared in a prison uniform and mask and repeatedly told Judge Victoria Rossetti that he understood the charges against him.

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The 21-year-old is on trial on 21 counts of first degree murder, three for every person killed in the holiday massacre. He also faces 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery, one for each of the four dozen injured.

Prosecutors say Crimo admitted to the rooftop shooting after his arrest.

Robert E. Crimo III, left, sits as he listens to Judge Victoria A. Rossetti during a Lake County court hearing.
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Robert E. Crimo III, mother Denise Pesina, left, and father Robert Crimo Jr., attend a hearing for their son
Crimo’s mother Denise Pesina, left, and father Robert Crimo Jr., attend a hearing for their son.
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The prosecution representing Crimo offered no comment Wednesday, citing a policy of not commenting on an ongoing trial.

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Authorities have said those injured in the attack range in age from 8 to 80, including an 8-year-old boy who was paralyzed from the waist down.

Crimo is on trial on 117 charges in connection with the July 4 shooting that killed seven people.
Crimo is on trial on 117 charges in connection with the July 4 shooting that killed seven people.
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A chalk memorial marks the spot where several people are said to have been shot by Crimo during the Fourth of July celebrations.
A chalk memorial marks the spot where several people are said to have been shot by Crimo during the Fourth of July celebrations.
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Crimo faces life imprisonment if convicted.

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