The following is an excerpt from JOSH MARGOLIN and BILL HUTCHINSON | March 13, 2018 | abcnews.go.com |
Florida prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against the 19-year-old suspect in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz said today that he has formally submitted a "notice of intent to seek the death penalty" with the Broward County Clerk of Courts against Nikolas Cruz, who allegedly killed 17 people during the Valentine's Day rampage at the Parkland, Florida, school.
Cruz's attorney, Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, said in a statement to ABC News that the move by prosecutors "was not unexpected."
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