Death penalty sought for school shooter
FLORIDA prosecutors mentioned in a court docket submitting on Tuesday that they’re going to search the loss of life penalty towards college capturing suspect Nikolas Cruz within the deadly capturing of 17 folks at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Top Faculty.
The place of business of Broward County State Lawyer Michael Satz filed the formal understand which learn:
“The state intends to hunt the loss of life penalty towards defendant Nikolas Jacob Cruz”.
Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated homicide and 17 counts of tried homicide for the bloodbath on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Top Faculty in Parkland, Florida.
The 19-year-old Cruz is scheduled for formal arraignment on Wednesday on a 34-count indictment, together with 17 first-degree homicide fees. Cruz’s lawyers have mentioned he would plead accountable if the loss of life penalty was once no longer pursued within the Valentine’s Day bloodbath. The motion by means of prosecutors Tuesday does no longer essentially imply a plea deal might not be reached.
The one different penalty possibility for Cruz is lifestyles in jail without a risk of parole.