Florida school shooting: Death penalty sought for Nikolas Cruz who is accused of murdering 17 students and staff

Florida school shooting: Death penalty sought for Nikolas Cruz who is accused of murdering 17 students and staffProsecutors are planning on seeking the death penalty for the man who killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, according to court filings. Nikolas Cruz, who was arrested after that massacre on Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Florida, was indicted last week by a grand jury in Broward County on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree, and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree. Prosecutors in the case listed several aggravating factors that they say contributed to the decision to seek the death penalty, including that Mr Cruz “knowingly created a great risk of death to many persons”.



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