Testimony resumes in the Cipriano murder trial against alleged accomplice Mitchell Young.
Young is accused of helping Tucker Cipriano carry out brutal baseball attacks in April 2012 that killed Cipriano's father, Robert, and seriously injured his mother, Rose, and brother Sal.
Tucker Cipriano has already pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and attempted murder and faces an automatic penalty of life in prison without parole when Judge Shalina Kumar sentences him July 9.
Farmington Hills Sgt. Richard Wehby
Defense attorney Mike McCarthy gets testimony from Sgt. Wehby that Mitchell Young was instrumental in helping to locate Tucker Cipriano.
He suggested the Keego Harbor address where Tucker was found.
He told police there was a cell phone in his car. Police received assistance from Verizon in locating the phone and the vehicle.
McCarthy continues to fill in portrait of Young as a cooperative suspect and placing blame on Tucker Cipriano.
McCarthy attempting to show Young was truthful in what he told detectives about his role in the attack.
Wehby tells defense Young only volunteered information after confronted with knowledge they had a witness.
Isabella Cipriano told detective she saw Young hit her mother with a baseball bat.
Rose Cipriano lingered near death after the beating.
McCarthy is hammering witness on why the interview with Young was not recorded.
McCarthy: An interview like this would be pretty important wouldn't it?
McCarthy: You have recording capability in interview rooms correct?
Wehby: Two of them. We had one digital recorder but it was not available at that time. It was not in safe with that equipment.
McCarthy: There were a load of other people working on this case?
Wehby: Yes, sir.
McCarthy: In fact, most of the FH police department detectives were involved in this case.
Wehby: Yes, all were involved at some point in this case.
McCarthy: Somewhere in that long list of detectives someone could have gotten that digital recording device.
Wehby: Yes. At the point in time, when the interview was going on there were only three of us at the station. I do not know. There were several others doing interviews with Tanner and Isabella.