Parkland shooter's defense files motion to disqualify judge from trial after heated exchange in courtroom

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."

Parkland shooter trial: Defense details Nikolas Cruz's troubled past that left him 'damaged' prior to massacre

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.

Parkland school shooter trial: Prosecution rests after 3 weeks of graphic images, painful testimony

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.