The state attorney in Broward County, Fla., announced Tuesday that he intends to seek the death penalty in the Parkland school shooting case. In a news release, Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz said he had filed the notice of intent to seek death in the case against 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. 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. Last year, Florida abolished its non-unanimous jury recommendations for death. The state now requires that the sentencing jury be unanimous in recommending a death sentence before the trial judge may impose one. Florida had previously required a 10-2 standard to sentence someone to death. The...
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Florida State Attorney Will Seek Death Penalty For Parkland Shooting Suspect