Robert Crimo, the suspected gunman in last month’s July 4th parade shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, pleaded not guilty to more than 100 felony charges on Wednesday.
Crimo — who is facing 117 felony charges in connection with the shooting, which killed seven people and wounded more than 30 — appeared for a brief hearing Wednesday in Lake County’s circuit court.
Wearing in a jail uniform and mask, Crimo repeatedly told Judge Victoria Rossetti that he understood the charges against him and the penalties he faces, including life in prison.
The 21-year-old faces 21 charges of first-degree murder, three for each 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 people injured.
Prosecutors say Crimo admitted to the rooftop shooting after his arrest.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Evan Simko-Bednarski