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Sentencing Nicholas Cruz: Jury selection starts today for panel it will be help decide if the shooter from the Parkland school gets death penalty

Following Cruz’s guilty plea, the 12-member jury is now being held accountable. for in penalty phase will be asked to decide whether to recommend its implementation. Six to eight alternations also must be chosen, said the judge last week during the hearing.

“It was 17 people killed so there is story of in death of 17 people“Assistant State Attorney Jeff Marcus told the court. in explaining why penalty phase could last in autumn. “And then there are 17 more which are considered aggravating circumstances in a business”.

The jury would have to unanimously agree that at least one an aggravating circumstance, including concurrent felony charges to which Cruise pleaded guilty, or that he knowingly created the crime. risk of other deaths — exists among 34 charges filed to date begin discuss whether he should face in death penalty.

If this happens, they must be unanimous in recommending death sentence, otherwise his sentence would necessarily have been life imprisonment in prison. If they recommend the death penalty, final decision still resting with judge.

Cruz confessed to police soon after the shooting, according to probable cause affidavit, but later pleaded not guilty. His lawyers later said that he would change his guilty plea if prosecutors took in death penalty off table, but they never did. All the same, he changed his position to the guilty one on all 34 scores, stage preparation for in penalty phase.

14 students and 3 teachers were killed.

Afternoon of February 14, 2018, then-19-year- old Cruz, who was expelled from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, took Uber to it former secondary school, according to the plan of events which prosecutor Michael Satz cited on October 20 during the hearing in which Cruz pleaded guilty. Cruz had with him a gun bag with an AR-15 type rifle and a backpack with magazines for firearms and a tactical vest, Sats said.

When he arrived, Cruz entered the three-story high school.story 1200 building, went out to the east stairs and began to load his rifle. When he did student entered the stairwell, Sats said.

Nicholas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder accusations and apologies for Massacre at Parkland High SchoolNicholas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder accusations and apologies for Massacre at Parkland High School

“You better get out of here,” Cruz said. student, according to the prosecutor. “Something bad is about to happen.”

At approximately 2:21 pm, Cruz opened fire in in the corridor, Sats said, shooting at students and teachers in hallways and classrooms like him made his way through building as well as up through each floor. IN one dot, dust shaken off ceiling tiles by shots set off in buildings fire alarm, sending students and teachers out of classrooms and corridors.

Of those killed, 14 were students: Alyssa Alhadeff, 14; Martin Duque Anguiano, 14; Nicholas Dworet, 17; Jaime Guttenberg, 14; Luc Hoyer, 15; Kara Lofran, 14; Gina Montalto, 14; Joaquin Oliver, 17; Alaina Petty, 14; Lugovoi Pollack, 18; Helena Ramsay, 17; Alex Shakhter, 14; Carmen Szentrup, 16; and Peter Wang, 14.

geography teacher Scott Beigel, 35; wrestling coach Chris Hickson, 49; and assistant football coach Aaron Face, 37, was also killed – everyone runs to danger or trying help students safety.

After the shooting, Cruz delivered down his weapons, remaining magazines and his tactical vest and fled, mixed in at 14:27 with other students, Satz said. He was arrested the same day about 3 miles from the school.

in October plea hearing, Cruz responded “guilty” to each of 34 charges he faced before addressing victims and their families in brief statement to the court.

“I’m sorry for what have I done, he said in part, “and I have to live with it’s every day.”

However, Cruz’s apologies were of little consolation. parent of one killed student, who called it “ridiculous”.

“I think he deserves the same of but chance how he gave me daughter and all the rest on The 14th of February of 2018,” said Gina Montalto. father Tony Montalto when asked about Cruz facing in death penalty.

Cruz has already was sentenced to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to assault on jail guard in November 2018.

Marguerite Lasalle (right) and Joellen Berman on at the memorial in front of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School as teachers and staff return to school on February 23, 2018 for in first time after the massacre.Marguerite Lasalle (right) and Joellen Berman on at the memorial in front of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School as teachers and staff return to school on February 23, 2018 for in first time after the massacre.

Millions awarded to victims’ families in civil cases

The impact of the shooting has spread far beyond Parkland, small Florida city about 50 miles north of Miami. In the weeks that followed, survivors and relatives of the victims spoke out and opposed the legislators, demanding more decision action gun violence in American schools.
All students over United States joined them by organizing their own protests and school strikes. This movement ended just over a month after the massacre with March for Our lives are hundreds of thousands of demonstrators attending hundreds of marches through the country called for gun control reform. “Never again!” became the slogan of the protesters.
While full effect of motion hard for quantification, one year after the massacre at least 67 new laws aimed at gun safety were accepted in 26 states, the then Gifford Law Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence reported.

But the school shooting continues with about 130 enrolled on US campuses with K-12 students after Parkland, according to CNN tally.

Judge says case against former    Parkland school employee Scott Peterson faces trialJudge says case against former    Parkland school employee Scott Peterson faces trial
However, the activity inspired by the Parkland shooting also is saved. Last month, on fourth anniversary of March for our lives in Washington, activists from organization spelled out “Thoughts and Prayers” on national mall using more than 1100 body bags, CNN affiliate WJLA reported. Each represented lives organization they said they got lost in gun related deaths after Parkland.
And civil cases filed by families of Victims of the park area are eliminated. The US Department of Justice has settled 40 civil cases related to the shooting. for $127.5 million, the report said. in statement last month, adding the settlement “not amount to admission of through the fault of the United States.” The FBI admitted after shooting him failed play on advice about potential of (Cruz) is shooting at the school”, among other things.
Broward County Public Schools, the district that includes Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, announced in December it will pay more over $26 million to 51 plaintiffs, including who families were injured of 17 people killed.

“Although we admit that there is no amount of money can make these families whole, this is the board school, hope this settlement will be show our sincere commitment to the families, students, staff and faculty of MSD, and to all of Broward County community”Temporary district general counsel said.

Meanwhile, Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, a school resource officer, criticized for failing to confront Cruz during the shooting, pleaded not guilty to charges related to the mass shooting, including counts of criminal neglect of a child. Trial set for September.

Denise Royal of CNN contributed to this report.


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