Jury finds Mitchell Young guilty in Cipriano beating case - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Jury finds Mitchell Young guilty in Cipriano beating case

Posted: Updated:
Mitchell Young, 21 Mitchell Young, 21
PONTIAC, Mich. (WJBK) -

At just 21 years old, Mitchell Young is a convicted killer. He looked at the jurors as they were polled. It was a quick, unanimous verdict, and it came as no surprise to many.

Young was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder, first-degree felony murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder and armed robbery.

The Cipriano family looked on and listened as the verdict was read. Young's grandmother did the same.

"He took it stoically, I would say, and doubt very seriously you could say that he was pleased, but he stood up straight and he walked out maintaining his dignity," said Michael McCarthy, Young's attorney.

Young and his friend Tucker Cipriano will now spend the rest of their lives behind bars for the murder of Tucker's father, Robert, and the severe beatings of his mother, Rose, and brother, Sal.

It all happened during a robbery attempt. The defendants were allegedly high on K2 and armed with baseball bats.

Tucker entered a plea, and the jury reached its verdict on Young without ever hearing from the victims.

Cipriano family spokesman Ron Cipriano released a statement that said, "We are glad the trial is over and that our family did not have to relive the horrible experience by having to testify in it. Our family has been through a horrible tragedy that we will live with for the rest of our lives. At the end of the day, Bob -- our brother, father, neighbor, colleague, coach and friend -- is still gone from our lives forever. His absence can never be replaced and no trial will ever change that."

But at least there is some justice. Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said, "We can all breathe a sigh of relief that these two convicted brutal killer will never be able to prey upon any other members of the public."

Young's attorney said he will appeal.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • FBI joins the search for Armada teen's killer

    FBI joins the search for Armada teen's killer

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:08:38 GMT
    The FBI has joined the investigation team searching for the killer of a 14-year-old Armada girl, April Millsap.
    The FBI has joined the investigation team searching for the killer of a 14-year-old Armada girl, April Millsap. Authorities also say they are now looking for a small motorcycle in addition to the gray, dented van seen in the area.
  • Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:55 GMT
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
  • Man hospitalized after run-in with Ecorse police

    Man hospitalized after run-in with Ecorse police

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:05:54 GMT
    Witnesses and lawyers say a man was attacked by Ecorse police Monday morning even though he was complying with police demands.
    Witnesses and lawyers say a man was attacked by Ecorse police Monday morning even though he was complying with police demands.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

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