Plymouth: Father accused of shooting son, being held on 500K cash bail

A father accused of shooting his son in Plymouth in January and then turning a gun on himself has been ordered held on $500,000 cash bail.

Richard Panepinto’s Brockton Superior Court appearance in court was waived this morning, at the request of his defense attorney Robert Jubinville, who says his client was lucid when they met on Friday, but remains in the ICU at a Boston Hospital, following the January 17th shooting on Jamie’s Path in Plymouth.


Assistant District Attorney Peter Maguire asked Superior Court Judge Frank Gaziano to consider a 1 million dollar cash bail for the defendant.

Maguire says Panepinto’s son, who was not identified in court, but had been identified by neighbors as Shawn, has been released from the hospital after losing a portion of his bowel and kidney.

Panepinto is due back in court on April 24th when he faces a total of 7 charges ranging from 2 counts of armed assault with intent to murder to unlawful possession of a firearm.

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