Robert E. Grimmo III is charged with seven counts of first-degree murder, “charges that warrant a life sentence without the possibility of parole”: Eric Rinehart, the state attorney for Earl of Lake, marches to the scene of the July 4 shooting. The prosecutor has announced “a number of other charges”, including attempted murder and psychological victimisation, and is asking for the teenager to be held without bail.
The attack was “planned weeks in advance” but without a precise motive. More than 24 hours after the 4th of July massacre in suburban Chicago, details of the massacre are beginning to emerge, including the killer, Robert E. Including Grimo III detail. A lonely, frustrated and withdrawn 20-year-old, a rapper with a penchant for violent rhymes, a Donald Trump fan in his spare time. On the morning of the Independence Day parade, the killer, with a high-powered rifle in hand, used a fire escape to climb onto the roof of a building along the way and began shooting unsuspecting people. Seventy shots could have killed more people than the seven he fired and the 38 he injured, police said.. He then dropped his weapon and dressed in women’s clothing, perhaps even a wig, to hide the many tattoos on his face and neck. So Grimeau drove straight to his mother’s house and got his Honda before being stopped by police who found another gun in the car. A more well-researched sequence of events suggests the attack was “planned for weeks in advance,” but without a specific target.
At this time, in fact, the police have found no motive and have ruled out religious or ethnic motives. A random attack by a miscreant who once again legally and easily broke the lives of seven people with a purchased weapon. As revealed by a perusal of his social profile, he was once again omitted from both episodes of 2019. First, he attempted suicide in April of that year, which was dealt with by mental health services. A second five months later, when he threatened to “kill everyone,” investigators said the threat was directed at family members. Intervening agents seized 16 knives, a sword and a dagger, but made no arrests due to lack of probable cause and family members not reporting. Despite this, the youth, who is now cooperating with the investigation, managed to buy five weapons, including rifles and pistols. Analyzing social profiles, Grimo, nicknamed ‘Awake the Rapper’, has shown violent behavior, but as always in these cases, the family modestly describes him as a “quiet and lonely” boy.
In one of the videos posted by the killer, now deleted from YouTube, we see a computer-generated character in tactical gear pointing a gun at a kneeling man. . In another, Grimmo himself in a helmet and bulletproof vest stands in a schoolroom next to an American flag, chanting, “I have to leave now. This is my destiny. Everything has led to this; nothing can stop me, nothing can stop me.” even myself”. Another video shows the killer shouting: “Freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Freedom? Freedom.” Again: “I hate it when other people get more attention than me on the internet”.
Then the crush on Trump. In one video, Grimmo looks forward to the presidential procession with other supporters, while in another, he participates in the former president’s rally in Chicago in September 2020 dressed as a character from the popular children’s book series ‘Where’s Waldo’. On June 27, 2021, she posted a photo of Trump wrapped in a ‘Make America Great Again’ flag. Analysts aren’t sure if all these details could classify the July 4 killer as a courtier of the former president.. But he was certainly immersed in that subculture that thrived on the fringes of the Internet and was fueled by the Uvalde killer, Salvador Ramos, and many other assassinations before them. So in Highland Park, a city that banned assault weapons nine years ago, and in Illinois, a state with the most restrictive gun laws, America finds itself mourning its victims with flags at half-staff. America and one of the lowest rates of assault weapons.
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