According to the Associated Press, prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for the Parkland shooter who killed over a dozen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
The 19-year-old, Nikolas Cruz, opened fire last Valentines Day and killed 17 people and injured more than a dozen. While families are mourning their loses, he sits in his jail cell waiting for his fate.
He is scheduled for a formal arraignment this Wednesday with 17 first-degree murder charges and a 34-count indictment. Previously, the shooter's attorney's said that he would plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty regardless. Broward County State Attorney Michael Statz's office confirmed Tuesday that they have filed a formal notice of their intentions.
Recently, a Florida judge ruled that the surveillance tapes should be made public — these tapes will show the events that happened outside of the high school.
The Broward County Sheriff's Office and the School Board were hesitant of the idea of releasing the video to the public. Their reason was that it is still an active investigation and such tapes are evidence.
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In other news, you must read this poem written by this 14-year-old boy. Now, read it backward! Your mouth will hit the floor!