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Attorney: Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre

Accused Parkland high school shooter Nikolas Cruz. Accused Parkland high school shooter Nikolas Cruz. |  Photo: Broward County Sheriff's Office / ZUMA Press

TERRY SPENCER Associated Press
Created: October 15, 2021 01:51 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The lawyers for accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz say he plans to plead guilty to the 2018 massacre at a Parkland high school. The guilty plea would set up a penalty phase where the 23-year-old Cruz would be fighting against the death penalty and hoping for life without parole.

The lawyers on Friday said the guilty pleas will be entered next week. A jury will decide whether Cruz will get the death penalty. The judge hopes that trial will start in January.

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