The man accused of killing seven people at a Highland Park Fourth of July parade is due back in court Tuesday, his first appearance since being charged with more than 100 crimes.
Robert Crimo III, 22, of Highland Park, is scheduled to appear in Lake County Court at 11 a.m. before Judge Victoria Rossetti. Crimo’s case is scheduled for a case management conference, a routine hearing often meant to ensure evidence is shared and attorneys work through issues before trial.
Sometimes during management conferences, attorneys will file or tell the judge they intend to file a new motion. However, as of Monday, no new motions had been added to Crimo’s file in the Waukegan court.
Lake County prosecutors and Crimo’s public defenders did not return phone calls seeking comment on the case late last week. Highland Park police declined to comment Friday, maintaining a policy of not commenting on the still-active investigation.
Crimmo will make his first appearance in a Lake County courtroom in early August after pleading not guilty to 117 charges in connection with the July 4th parade that killed seven people and injured dozens.
Since his Aug. 3 arraignment, Crimo, 22, was held in the Lake County Jail in lieu of bond until late September.
In the past three months, he has been named in a dozen lawsuits filed on behalf of parade shooting victims. The suits targeted Crimo and the maker of the assault rifle, which fired more than 80 rounds from the roof of a store into a crowd gathered in downtown Highland Park for the parade. The shop where Krimo bought the rifle is also named after Krimo’s father.
After the shooting, Crimo initially evaded arrest by dressing as a woman and mixing with the retreating crowd, police allege. Within hours, police identified him as a person of interest and arrested Crimo later that day after a North Chicago police officer spotted him in his car on U.S. Route 41.
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