fort lauderdale – A jury in the criminal trial of Parkland school gunfighter Nicholas Cruz voted to recommend a life sentence with no possibility of parole.
Each juror had to cast 17 votes to arrive at that decision. That is, he is once for each victim. A jury vote unanimously decided that the proven aggravating factor was sufficient to justify the possibility of a death sentence. But the jury found that the mitigating factors outweighed the exacerbating factors.
The decision was made on the second day of jury deliberation. Judge Elizabeth Scherrer cannot overrule a jury.
At a press conference after the jury’s decision was announced, Lori Alhadev, whose daughter Alyssa was killed, said, “I am very disappointed with today’s outcome.
17 people were brutally murdered on 14 February 2018. I sent my daughter to school but she was shot eight times. I am very disappointed and frustrated with the results…I understand.I don’t know.”
Cruz, 24, pleaded guilty a year earlier to charges of killing 14 students and three staff members and injuring 17 others on February 14, 2018.
The sentence will last three months, including graphic videos, photographs and testimony from the massacre and its aftermath, heartbreaking testimony from the victims’ families, and a tour of the still-splattered buildings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. A school in Parkland that put an end to the trial of
A verdict is scheduled for November 1.
After he is sentenced, the Florida Department of Corrections will assign him to a maximum security prison where he will be part of the general public.
The massacre is the deadliest mass shooting ever tried in the United States, where nine others who shot dead at least 17 people either committed suicide or were killed during or shortly after the attack by police gunfire. died in The suspect in his 2019 Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas, is awaiting trial.
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