Florida AG Will Seek Death Penalty For Parkland Shooting Suspect

Nikolas Cruz, 19, has already been charged with 17 counts of murder in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Public defenders had sought to avoid a trial by having Cruz plead guilty.
The Broward County state attorney will seek the death penalty in its case against Nikolas Cruz, who is charged with 17 counts of murder in the Parkland shooting. Cruz is seen here at a hearing Feb. 19 in Fort Lauderdale. Source: Getty Images

The state attorney in Broward County, Fla., announced Tuesday he intends to seek the death penalty in the Parkland school shooting case.

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