Florida school shooter sentenced to life in prison for 17 killings: On Thursday, the jury acquitted Nikolas Cruz of murdering 17 people at Parkland‘s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and sentenced him to life without parole.
After three months of evidence from heartbroken relatives of the victims and seven hours of discussion over two days, the jury’s verdict announced. The trial included images and footage from the atrocity.
In Florida, the death penalty can only give if everyone agrees on at least one count. On November 1, Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer will officially impose the life sentences.
Cruz, 24, admitted guilt a year ago for February 14, 2018, killings of 14 students, three faculty members, and 17 other people. Cruz said he chose Valentine’s Day so students would never again celebrate the holiday.
The atrocity is the bloodiest mass shooting case ever tried in the US.
In the US, nine more individuals who shot at least 17 people to death either committed themselves or were shot by police during or after their assaults.
The culprit in the 2019 shooting deaths of 23 people at a Walmart in Texas is still significant.