The perpetrator of the 2018 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Nikolas Cruz, intends to plead guilty to the 17 murders, one of his lawyers announced on Friday (October 15th) during a hearing in a court in this southeastern state. American.
"We intend to change what we are going to plead (...) for all the charges," said David Wheeler, whose 23-year-old client had initially pleaded not guilty, before a judge who set for Wednesday a next hearing for the accused to formalize his decision.
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Nikolas Cruz, a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, returned there on February 14, 2018 and shot dead 17 people with a semi-automatic rifle.
Prosecutors have announced their intention to seek the death penalty for this tragedy that has shocked America and the world.