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Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Sentenced To Life In Prison

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Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole For 2018 Massacre

Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole For 2018 Massacre

according to TMZ, Judge Elizabeth Scherer sentenced Nikolas Cruz, the monster who murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 to life in prison without the possibility of parole today.

The sentencing was made final after a couple of days of victims’ parents and loved ones saying their victim impact statements directly to Cruz.

Nikolas Cruz formally received a sentence of life without parole on Wednesday after families of his 17 slain victims spent two days berating him as evil, a coward, a monster and a subhuman.

Cruz, shackled and in a red jail jumpsuit, watched intently as Judge Elizabeth Scherer sentenced him to 17 life terms for the 14 February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in suburban Fort Lauderdale and an additional 17 for the attempted murders of those he wounded.

Scherer had no other choice in the sentence. The jury in Cruz’s three-month penalty trial voted 9-3 on 13 October to sentence him to death, but Florida law requires unanimity for that sentence to be imposed.

Cruz acknowledged under questioning by the judge before sentencing that he is on medication but could understand what was occurring. The sentencing came after two days’ worth of parents, wives, siblings and others of slain victims and some of the surviving wounded walking to a lectern 20ft away to address Cruz face to face.

The judge commended the families and wounded who testified, calling them strong, graceful and patient. “I know you are going to be OK, because you have each other,” Scherer said.

During their impact statements, many family members criticized the law requiring jury unanimity for a death sentence.

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