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Illinois man charged in Fourth of July parade shooting rehires lawyers weeks after dismissing them

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WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The man charged with killing seven people at a Fourth of July parade in 2022 asked to again be represented by public defenders after firing them last month. Robert Crimo III faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery for the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois. A judge last month granted 23-year-old Crimo’s request to represent himself and move up his trial date by a year. Crimo appeared in court briefly Friday and the judge granted his request to reappoint the Lake County public defenders as his attorneys.

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