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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty For Florida School Shooter

Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the former student accused of carrying out the shooting spree last month at a Parkland high school in which 17 people were killed, according to a notice filed in court on Tuesday.

Michael Satz, the state attorney of Broward County, filed the notice with Judge Elizabeth Scherer of his office's intent to seek the death sentence, ahead of a court hearing on Wednesday.

The notice cited multiple reasons under Florida law for the death penalty. Those included the charges that Cruz "knowingly created a great risk of death" to many people, that the shooting was "especially heinous, atrocious or cruel," and it was committed in a "cold, calculated and premeditated manner."

Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for the attack on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which 14 students and three staff died. After the filing, Cruz's attorneys repeated their offer for Cruz to plead guilty if prosecutors agreed to not pursue the death penalty.

Cruz is due to appear in court in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday for his arraignment, where he will be formally asked to plead to the charges. "We still stand ready to immediately plead guilty to 34 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole," Howard Finkelstein, a county public defender, wrote in an email."If we are not allowed to do so tomorrow, we will stand mute to the charges." Standing mute means the defendant will not plea either 'guilty' or 'not guilty' to the charges.

Cruz's lawyers have said they have taken this approach to avoid upsetting survivors and families of victims with the"fiction" of a not guilty plea. The court is expected to enter a not guilty plea on his behalf, Finkelstein said. We are not saying he is not guilty but we can't plead guilty while death is still on the table.
From cnbc

*His Lawyers seeks life in Jail without parole and his prosecutors seek the death penalty ...Hmmm tough one.
Whichever they choose,I hope they choose right!


  1. You kill by the sword, you die by the sword. Anything they like, they should do to him. That is his own problem. At least for a long time, he wont come out to kill people

  2. See him, I don't know what people gain from taking life

  3. Whichever way,he is never seeing the sun again

  4. These people are just wasting tax payers money, take him to any evil forest and *bang, bang* lights out.

  5. Unfortunately, he will not get the death penalty. The Prosecutor can hang that over him but the Defense Attorneys will not. There has been other mass or serial killers who were given life without the possibility of parole. They will plea bargain and that’s what will happen. He will be sent off to some Prison out of state so he can be in general population or remain in state and be in protective custody with an hour out of his cell daily. He will have 23 hours a day with nothing to do but think of the senseless decision he made when he pulled the trigger over and over again on that fateful day. Sadly, his parents are no more. He will not have anyone taking those long trips to visit him. Maybe years down the road someone will get him during yard out.

  6. he shud be killed as well for killing innocent children and making parents weep

  7. How will he suffer for what he's done if he is killed?please let him have the rest of his life in 4walls for at least 20hrs per day,why did u ruin life's young man?I don't even care about yours,you could have saved 17lives by commting suicide!!!!


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