The state attorney in Broward County, FL, announced Tuesday he intends to seek the death penalty in the Parkland school shooting case.
In a news release, Broward State Attorney Michael Satz said he had filed the Notice of Intent to Seek Death in the case against 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, reports NPR .
Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month.
The Sun-Sentinel reports that Cruz’s attorneys had sought to resolve the case without a trial, by offering to have Cruz plead guilty to all 34 counts in exchange for life in prison.
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