Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz told a prosecution psychiatrist he began contemplating a mass murder during middle school, doing extensive research on earlier killers to learn their methods and mistakes to shape his own plans, video played at his penalty trial showed Monday.
The judge overseeing the penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz refused to step down Monday, rejecting a motion by his attorneys who accused her of being biased against their client and prejudicing the jurors who will decide if he should die for murdering 17 people four years ago.
Attorneys for Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz have filed a motion demanding for the judge in his murder case to be disqualified, claiming he will not get a fair trial. The move comes after Judge Elizabeth Scherer berated the defense in court for abruptly resting their case despite only calling 25 of their 80 witnesses — calling it "the most uncalled for, unprofessional way to try a case."
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Attorneys for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz abruptly rested their case, triggering a shouting match with the judge after she called the move "the most uncalled for, unprofessional way to try a case."
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Robb Elementary School teacher Elsa Avila describes the hour after she was shot by a gunman who killed 19 students and 2 teachers.
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On one page, Nikolas Cruz scrawled the very issue at stake in his trial, where the jury will decide whether he will get the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison. He wrote: "I do not want life please help me go to death row!"
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The lead attorney for confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz told the jury in her opening statements on Monday that they have witnessed “things that will haunt them for the rest of their lives,” but they now need to learn what led him to massacre 17 people on Valentine's Day four years ago before they can decide whether to sentence him to death or life without parole.
“We all have one thing in common, and it’s that we would do anything for our kids,” the Oklahoma mother of two told FOX Television Stations.
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A defense mental health expert in the penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz said he could pinpoint when he realized the 23-year-old mass murderer still has “irrational thoughts” — the two were making small talk when Cruz began describing plans for an eventual life outside prison.
The prosecutor seeking to sentence Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz to death let the facts speak for themselves as he presented his case over the past three weeks, with terrifying witness accounts, heartbreaking testimonies from grieving parents, chilling surveillance videos, gruesome crime scene photos, and finally, having the jury walk through the school building where the shooting happened – dried pools of blood and Valentine's Day cards still clinging to the floors.
Jurors in the Parkland trial toured the school building where shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and staff members on Valentine's Day in 2018. Withered roses and an abandoned teddy bear lay in the hallway next to large pools of dried blood. Nothing had been changed, except for the removal of the victims' bodies, because it was considered a court exhibit.
The parents of a 6-year-old killed in the Sandy Hook shooting testified a day earlier that Alex Jones’ false hoax claims made their lives a “living hell” of death threats and harassment.
The suspected gunman behind the Highland Park Fourth of July shooting pleaded not guilty Wednesday to all 117 felony charges in the deadly attack as his parents told reporters they "deeply regret the actions their son had taken."
"She was supposed to get married, and I was going to have my father-daughter dance. She would've had a beautiful family... All those plans came to an end with Alyssa's murder," the grieving father said through tears on the stand. "Alyssa will always be 14."