Highland Park Mass Shooting Suspect Asks for Public Defenders Again, Remains in Jail’s ASU

(Waukegan, IL) The suspect in the Highland Park mass shooting has changed his mind, and will no longer represent himself at trial. Robert Crimo III asked, and was granted use of the public defenders office, after firing them in December. Crimo faces well over 100 felony counts related to the July 4th, 2022 shooting that left 7 dead, and scores injured. Authorities have also announced that the 23-year-old will remain segregated from the rest of the Lake County Jail population, after his second alleged rule violation. The first took place back in November, with the second occurring in late December. Currently, trial is set to start in late February.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (1-8-24)