Publicado: Mier, Marcha 14, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Florida prosecutors seeking death penalty in school shooting

Florida prosecutors seeking death penalty in school shooting

The Broward State proscutor files notice of intent to seek the death penalty for alleged Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz. Mr. Cruz is possibly facing 17 counts of premeditated murder in the school shooting.

Attorneys for Cruz do not contest his guilt, and they have offered to have him plead guilty if prosecutors did not seek the death penalty and instead agreed to a life sentence in prison.

Cruz's attorney, Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, had previously announced the teen was willing to plead guilty if prosecutors took the death penalty off the table.

A grand jury indicted Cruz on 34 counts, including 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder. The action by prosecutors Tuesday does not necessarily mean a plea deal will not be reached. According to Business Insider, "Standing mute has the same legal effect as pleading not guilty, but in Cruz's case could be part of a legal strategy as his attorneys prepare for a potential death-penalty trial".

Cruz now "stands mute" before the charges, having withdrawn a written "not guilty" plea after being indicted by the grand jury.

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Nasar also administered oath to Sanjrani who immediately took the seat and announced to conduct the elections of deputy chairman. The first had been the swearing in of Senator Krishna Kohli earlier in the day, Dawn news reported.

The shooting has sparked a fierce national debate over gun rights, with numerous student survivors vowing to push for gun control regulations so that the shooting they lived through might be the last.

A 15-year-old student is improving after falling critically ill from an intestinal infection weeks after being shot five times at his Florida school shooting. After surgeries, his condition was upgraded to fair, his attorney and the hospital said.

Tony Montalto's daughter was one of 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in February. He said they need to act because the National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit against the new law approved by the Legislature.

"You can help defeat this challenge", Montalto told commissioners.

"Our kids are not asking to do away with the 2nd Amendment".

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