Tucker Cipriano sentenced to life in prison without parole - KMSP-TV

Tucker Cipriano sentenced to life in prison without parole

Posted: Updated:
Tucker Cipriano Tucker Cipriano
Mitchell Young Mitchell Young
PONTIAC, Mich. (WJBK) -

Tucker Cipriano spoke out Wednesday before being sentenced to life without parole. He made a tearful apology to the family he and Mitchell Young tore apart with a baseball bat during a drug-fueled robbery attempt.

His mother and brother were nearly killed. His father was murdered.

Cipriano's immediate family was not in court for the sentencing. His mother's family gathered instead.

"Dad, I'm here taking responsibility for my part holding up my head as best I can. To everyone else, I'm sorry for paving the way for such violence and being a direct cause for such immense pain in so many people's past, present and future," Cipriano said.

Watch the second video to hear Cipriano's statement in its entirety.

"You've ruined your life. You've ruined lives of people who did nothing but love you, and that is the saddest part of it all," Judge Shalina Kumar told him.

As for Young, he was also tearful and apologetic, but also defiant, insisting he is not guilty.

"I feel I was wrongfully convicted. I don't think that the jury looked for reasonable doubt. I think they were looking for a reason," he said.

"My intent was not to cause any harm. The only reason that I went there that night was to assist someone that asked me to help them pick up their personal belongings, and that quickly turned into a living nightmare that none of us have been able to wake up from."

Watch the third video to hear Young's statement in its entirety.

The judge called Young's refusal to accept responsibility for his actions unbelievable.

"They were your decisions. You made the decisions on your own, and you were smart enough to know better. So you have ruined your own life along with the lives of the Cipriano family," Kumar said.

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • General Motors profit declines 85% in 2Q

    General Motors profit declines 85% in 2Q

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:43:10 GMT
     General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.
     General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:48:56 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
  • Rehabilitation grants available for auction homes

    Rehabilitation grants available for auction homes

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:45:20 GMT
    Homes eligible for $25,000 in forgivable rehabilitation grants are going on sale in a west side Detroit neighborhood. An online auction by the city's Land Bank Authority begins Thursday for eight houses in the Marygrove area.
    Homes eligible for $25,000 in forgivable rehabilitation grants are going on sale in a west side Detroit neighborhood. An online auction by the city's Land Bank Authority begins Thursday for eight houses in the Marygrove area.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices