parkland shooting judge – Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 mass shooting

Nikolas Cruz is expected to plead guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder at the Parkland school shooting trial later today in a bid to avoid the death penalty.

The 23-year-old will appear before Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, who will ask him how he pleads to each killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida, and to the 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder for those who were wounded in the 2018 massacre.

Cruz’s attorneys strongly hinted last week that he will plead guilty to all charges in a bid to avoid being executed – something the parents of several victims have called for ahead of the trial.
Nikolas Cruz is scheduled to plead guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder Wednesday for the 2018 shooting massacre at a Florida high school, as his attorneys turn their focus to saving him from a death sentence.

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A total of 17 students were killed in the 2018 fatal shooting in Parkland.

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Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, will ask Cruz a lengthy list of questions to gauge his mental competency. Scherer will then ask him one by one how he pleads to each killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and to the 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder for those who were wounded.

His attorneys announced his intention to plead guilty during a hearing last week.

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