The 22-year-old man accused of killing seven and shooting dozens of other people during a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park appeared in court Tuesday for a brief hearing.
Robert E. Crimo III, 22, of Highwood, faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.
Crimo appeared alongside his attorneys Gregory Ticsay and Anton Trizna, both public defenders, during a case management hearing Tuesday.
The hearing was held before Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Ben Dillon, who is the chief of the Violent Crimes Unit, said his office has turned over an additional approximately 10,000 pages of material to the defense as part of the discovery process.
Prosecutors have filed subpoenas for medical records and other information as part of their investigation.
Dillon said at a previous court hearing in November that his office had turned over thousands of pages of material during that time.
Crimo’s parents attended the Tuesday hearing, which was very brief, and sat behind their son.
Rossetti set the next case management conference for May 9.
Crimo has been held in the Lake County Jail without bond since July 6.
The 22-year-old’s father, Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, was charged in mid-December with seven counts of reckless conduct causing great bodily harm.
Prosecutors and Highland Park police allege that Crimo Jr. was criminally reckless at the time that he helped his son obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card.
Prosecutors said that helping his son obtain a FOID card was a contributing cause to the harm suffered by the murder victims in the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park.
The man’s son, Crimo III, was under 21 when he sought to obtain the FOID card and required his father’s participation in the application process.
Prosecutors previously said Crimo admitted to “looking down his sights” of his Smith & Wesson M&P 15 semi-automatic rifle before opening fire on the crowd on July 4 near Second Street and Central Avenue in Highland Park.
Crimo told investigators he fired two full 30-round magazines before loading a third 30-round magazine and firing, Dillon said.
Seven people were killed and dozens of others were shot. 83 spent shell casings were recovered at the scene.
Earlier this month, Lake and McHenry County Scanner reported that Crimo prank-called a New York Post news reporter from the jail.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Crimo utilized the inmate telephone system to make the call.
The entire call was recorded because it was made from the inmate telephone system, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
When the reporter answered the telephone, they received the standard greeting that the phone call was from a correctional institution in Lake County.
The automated greeting asked the reporter if he would like to continue the call, at which time the reporter accepted the terms, Covelli said.
The reporter then said, “Hello?” and Crimo replied, “Hello.”
The reporter again said, “Hello?” and Crimo responded by asking, “Is your refrigerator running?”
The reporter said, “Uh, yeah…why?” and Crimo said, “Well, you better go catch it.”
Both laughed and Crimo hung up the phone, Covelli said.
The Post said that the reporter had previously tried to schedule an interview with Crimo in December but it never ended up being scheduled.