#Nikolas Cruz

The gunman will plead guilty to the Parkland, Fla., high school shootings

Nikolas Cruz will plead guilty next Wednesday to killing 14 students and three staff members at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., his defense team says. With the admission of guilt in the 2018 mass shooting, Cruz's legal team will focus on the penalty phase of the trial, hoping to secure a punishment of 17 consecutive life sentences for their client, rather than the death penalty that prosecutors are seeking.
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Nikolas Cruz expected to plead guilty Wednesday in 2018 Parkland school shooting

Nikolas Cruz's attorney says his client plans to plead guilty today to 17 murder and attempted murder charges stemming from the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School more than three years ago. Mireya Villarreal spoke with the father of 14-year-old victim Jaime Guttenberg about what justice would look like for his daughter.

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty for deadliest high school shooting in US

FORT LAUDERDALE — Confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty Wednesday to 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The 23-year-old former student was asked to enter a plea for each killing after the judge...
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Watch live as Nikolas Cruz to enter plea over Parkland school shooting

Nikolas Cruz is expected to plead guilty to murder in the 2018 mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, his lawyer told a judge last Friday (15 October). His lawyers had previously asked that Cruz not be referred to as...

Nikolas Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school shooting

Nikolas Cruz is planning to plead guilty next week to 17 counts of murder in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. NBC News' Sam Brock and Danny Cevallos discuss what this means for the case and whether Cruz could still get the death penalty.Oct. 15, 2021.

Judge denies Nikolas Cruz defense motion on jury instructions

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A judge has denied a motion from Nikolas Cruz’s defense team seeking to add specific language to jury instructions in his upcoming jail battery case. The defense wanted wording in the jury instructions related to portions of surveillance video from the day of the attack that...

Jury instructions debated ahead of Nikolas Cruz battery trial

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A hearing in confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz’s jail guard battery case Thursday focused on some of the details of the upcoming trial. A motion filed by the defense concerns jury instructions pertaining to the surveillance video of the Nov. 13, 2018 jail incident. Last month,...

Video of Nikolas Cruz jail attack debated ahead of trial

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nikolas Cruz was in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom Tuesday for an evidentiary hearing related to the case involving charges he attacked a jail guard in November 2018, nine months after the Parkland shooting. The defense wants the judge to consider throwing that case out, or to...

Judge denies motion to dismiss Nikolas Cruz jail attack case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A motion to dismiss the case against Nikolas Cruz for an attack on a jail guard captured on surveillance camera was denied by a Broward judge Thursday. Cruz’s defense argued that surveillance video prior to the scuffle was not preserved, denying him a fair trial. Lawyers...