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Father of July 4th parade shooting suspect pleads guilty to misdemeanors linked to son’s gun license

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WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The father of a man charged in a deadly Fourth of July parade shooting in suburban Chicago has pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanors in a case that centered on how his son obtained a gun license. Robert Crimo Jr. entered the plea Monday in Lake County court, in Waukegan, Illinois. He was immediately sentenced by Judge George Strickland to 60 days in jail, starting next week. He originally pleaded not guilty to seven felony counts of reckless conduct — one for each person his son, Robert Crimo III, is accused of killing in Highland Park on Independence Day last year. The father sponsored his underage son’s application for a gun license in 2019, even after a relative told police that the teen had threatened to “kill everyone.”

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