Nikolas Cruz plans to plead guilty in Parkland shooting

10/15/2021 5:52:00 PM

Nikolas Cruz wants to change to a guilty plea for the killing of 17 people in the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre.

JUST IN: Gunman in Parkland, Florida mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wants to enter a guilty plea in the killing of 17 people, defense attorneys said in court.

Nikolas Cruz wants to change to a guilty plea for the killing of 17 people in the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre.

On Feb. 14, 2018, Cruz, then 19, gunned downat his former school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was taken into custody that day.Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images, FILEParkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz enters the courtroom for a pre-trial hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 27, 2020, for four criminal counts stemming from his alleged attack on a Broward jail guard in Nov. 2018.

Fred Guttenberg, father of 14-year-old victim Jaime Guttenberg, tweeted Friday,"My only comment is to remember the victims. Remember Jaime. Rather than talk about the murderer."Manuel Oliver, father of 17-year-old victim Joaquin Oliver, told ABC News Live Friday,"I think it's time to put some -- speed it up a little bit. Every day is a new day that we suffer."

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Nikolas Cruz to plead guilty to murder in 2018 Parkland, Florida school massacreNikolas Cruz will plead guilty to murder in the 2018 high school gun massacre that killed 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, his lawyer told a judge on Friday.

Attorney: Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacreFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who killed 14 students and three staff members at a Parkland, Florida, high school will plead guilty to their murders, his attorneys said Friday, bringing some closure to a South Florida community more than three years after an attack that sparked a nationwide movement for gun control. The74 Good there will be a tiny bit of closure for the parents and loved ones and school community. We still need an assault weapons ban and permit to purchase guns and ammunition. 'Sparked a nationwide movement for gun control' are you for real? '... sparked a nationwide movement for gun control.' That went well, eh? Certainly no issues with guns in the USA now... Oh.

Hearing Set Abruptly In 2018 Parkland School Shooting In FloridaA court hearing is planned Friday in Florida for Nikolas Cruz, the man police said has confessed to the 2018 massacre of 17 people at a high school.

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a defense attorney said in court Friday.Reporting by Barbara Goldberg in New York, Editing by Franklin Paul Our Standards: More from Reuters Sign up for our newsletter Subscribe for our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox.The guilty plea would set up a penalty phase where Nikolas Cruz, 23, would be fighting against the death penalty and hoping for life without parole., according to the report.

On Feb. 14, 2018, Cruz, then 19, gunned down at his former school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was taken into custody that day. That will be decided by a jury, but that trial has not been scheduled. Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images, FILE Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz enters the courtroom for a pre-trial hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 27, 2020, for four criminal counts stemming from his alleged attack on a Broward jail guard in Nov. Prosecutors have always insisted that Cruz deserves death for the slayings.

2018. The trial has been delayed by the pandemic and arguments between the prosecution and defense over what evidence and testimony could be presented to the jury. Fred Guttenberg, father of 14-year-old victim Jaime Guttenberg, tweeted Friday,"My only comment is to remember the victims. Remember Jaime. Rather than talk about the murderer. His 14-year-old daughter, Gina, died in the shooting." Manuel Oliver, father of 17-year-old victim Joaquin Oliver, told ABC News Live Friday,"I think it's time to put some -- speed it up a little bit.” Preparations have been ongoing for what would be the biggest murder trial in Broward County history, and one of the most infamous crimes ever in Florida.

Every day is a new day that we suffer." Joe Raedle/Getty Images, FILE In this Feb. Parents also made impassioned pleas for accountability and policies aimed at halting gun violence.14, 2018 file photo people are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school in Parkland, Fla. "I can’t wait for this to be over so I can move on, at least without the weight of not knowing what's gonna happen to this person," he said. Oliver said he's"glad that in no way pleading guilty removes [the] death penalty from the table. He had been set to go on trial next week for the attack on the Broward County jail guard. Tony Montalto, president of the Stand With Parkland group that represents the families of the victims, said Thursday night that neither he nor any parent he has spoken to has been informed that Cruz would plead guilty, but he is not surprised.

" MORE: Remembering the 17 victimss "The death penalty that Joaquin received was four shots with an AR-15 in the middle of his school. With kids dropping on the floor and bleeding out, screaming. That’s how my son died," he said. Its educational crown jewel is Stoneman Douglas, a campus of 3,200 students that is one of the top-ranked public schools in the state."I don’t know if he suffered or if he died immediately. I will never know that. When asked if he believes Cruz deserves the death penalty, Montalto said, “As a society, we need to disincentivize to the maximum extent possible anyone from attacking our schools, whatever form that takes.

" "That nightmare is not even close to what the worst punishment this guy will receive," he said. A state commission that investigated the shooting agreed. Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, FILE Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz is shown at the defense table during day two of jury selection in his trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Oct. 6, 2021. Still, he was allowed to participate on the school’s rifle team. This is a developing story.

Please check back for updates. . It was about this time he purchased the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle he would use in the shooting.