By any measure, one story caught the attention of Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch readers far more than any other we reported this year.
Reports about the brutal murder of Robert Cipriano and assaults on his wife, Rose, and son, Sal, in their Farmington Hills home began to emerge early on April 16. What we learned later that day only deepened the sense of tragedy, as 19-year-old Tucker Cipriano was arrested in connection with the attack on his family.
The Ciprianos' oldest son and his friend Mitchell Young are expected to stand trial on multiple felony charges early in 2013. (Read all of our coverage here.)
These stories also generated exceptional interest among our readers over the past year:
- Severe Thunderstorm Warning Prompts Sirens - July 3
- UPDATED: Farmington Hills Police Shut Down a Local Teen's 'Project M' House Party - March 9
- Prentice Plans a Michigan Menu for Morels in Farmington Hills - Feb. 3
- - Nov. 27
- UPDATED: Michigan State Police Identify Victim in I-696 Accident - Jan. 5
- Botsford Family Mourns Unexpected Loss of Orthopedic Surgeon - July 18
- Farmington Hills Man Found Dead at Closed Car Wash on Grand River - July 23
- Friends Remember Jonathan Hoffman: 'Like a Brother to Me' - May 22
- - Aug. 1