Jury sees photos, hears from officers in Mitchell Young's trial - FOX 35 News Orlando

Jury sees photos, hears from officers in Mitchell Young's trial

Posted: Updated:
Farmington Hills Officer Eric Buckberry testifies at Mitchell Young's trial. Farmington Hills Officer Eric Buckberry testifies at Mitchell Young's trial.
PONTIAC, Mich. (WJBK) -

Jurors were shown pictures taken inside the Cipriano home, including gruesome and bloody crime scene photos. They also heard from police officers, who were first on the scene.

21-year-old Mitchell Young looked tense and nervous at the start of day three of testimony. The alleged accomplice of Tucker Cipriano is on trial for murder, armed robbery and assault with intent to murder in the April 2012 baseball bat attack on the Cipriano family that left 52-year-old Robert Cipriano dead and Tucker's mother, Rose, and brother, Sal, severely beaten.

Farmington Hills police responding to the scene caught Young inside the house.

"I got him on the ground (and another officer) puts handcuffs on him," Officer Eric Buckberry testified. "He had blood in his hands, on the front of his shirt, things like that."

"We put him on the ground. We tell him not to move at this point."

Officers testified Young cooperated, but was shaking, crying and hysterical following the attack.

The jury was shown a photo of the 21-year-old in the hospital where he was checked out for injuries and was overheard asking a nurse if he was arrested for murder.

"The only thing he said was Tucker went crazy and started swinging. That's all he said to us," Buckberry testified.

Throughout the day, graphic pictures were shown. Young winced when a photo of Sal Cipriano's injuries appeared on the screen.

Tucker Cipriano, who pled no contest earlier this week, said in a taped confession that he held his father while Young hit him with the bat. They were allegedly high on the synthetic drug K2 at the time, but a Farmington Hills detective shared a different version of events from Young's confession. He said the young men broke in to steal money and valuables.

"Mr. Cipriano was extremely upset, irate, and was yelling at them while they were in the kitchen area, and at that point in time, Tucker went crazy, took off after his father with a baseball bat," said Officer Richard Wehby.

At some point, we understand Rose and Tanner Cipriano, who made a chilling 911 call to police, are expected to take the stand.

Testimony will resume on Monday.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Pensioners approve Detroit bankruptcy plan

    Pensioners approve Detroit bankruptcy plan

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:39:04 GMT
    The city of Detroit says workers and retirees have approved pension cuts, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city reported results Monday after two months of balloting ended July 11. A judge still must hold a trial to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible, but support from retirees is vital.
    The city of Detroit says workers and retirees have approved pension cuts, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city reported results Monday after two months of balloting ended July 11. A judge still must hold a trial to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible, but support from retirees is vital.
  • DPD's 6th precinct struck by bullets in drive-by shooting

    DPD's 6th precinct struck by bullets in drive-by shooting

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:06:31 GMT
    Detroit police say bullets struck the 6th Precinct building during a drive-by shooting. This was the same precinct where four officers were shot back in 2011.
    Detroit police say bullets struck the 6th Precinct building during a drive-by shooting. This was the same precinct where four officers were shot back in 2011.
  • City turns down Vinsetta Garage's new parking proposal

    City turns down Vinsetta Garage's new parking proposal

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:49 GMT
    Vinsetta Garage, a popular restaurant in Berkley, proposed to tear down several homes and build a parking lot to solve the parking issue in the neighborhood, but the proposal was turned down Monday at city hall.
    Vinsetta Garage, a popular restaurant in Berkley, proposed to tear down several homes and build a parking lot to solve the parking issue in the neighborhood, but the proposal was turned down Monday at city hall.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

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