Gunman who killed 17 in Parkland shooting expected to be sentencedFor the 2018 high school massacre in Florida on Wednesday. Before Nicolas Cruz formally receives his sentence, family members of the victims and survivors of the shooting will be given more time to address them.
on Tuesday, those who accepted the opportunityAfter nearly five years the gunman in a face-to-face didn’t ruin it.
Teacher Stacey Lippel, who was injured in the shooting, told the gunman, “The idea that you, a cold-blooded person, could actually survive every day, eat your food and lay your head down at night, totally Seems unjust.” “The only comfort I have is that your life in prison will be filled with fear and dread, so my hope is that you die as soon as possible.”
Circuit Judge Elizabeth Sherer has no choice but to serve a life sentence without parole as a jury in the gunshot fines trialThat he deserved the death penalty for the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in suburban Fort Lauderdale.
On Tuesday, speakers went to a lecture about 20 feet from the 24-year-old gunman, looked into his eyes and vented their anger and sadness. Many also criticized a Florida law that requires a unanimous jury for the death penalty—jurors voted 9–3 on October 13 for execution.
Meghan Petty said, “He has escaped this punishment because a minority of the jury was given the power to overturn a majority decision made by those who were able to see him for what he is – a vengeful demon who is merciful. does not deserve.” Her younger sister, 14-year-old Alaina, died after the gunman fired her AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle into her classroom as she fired 140 shots into the halls of the three-story building for seven minutes. He was planning to shoot for seven months.
“One has to be incredibly ill to injure another human being. Even to live at will and ill to plan and unimaginably evil to execute that plan, Which not only hurt people but also ended lives,” she said. “To add insult to murder he was so arrogant that he planned the disguise thinking he would be able to escape his actions while my sister is dying on a dirty classroom floor.”
The gunman, a former Stoneman Douglas student and then 19, wore a school shirt to mingle with the fleeing students. He was arrested an hour later.
Clad in shackles and wearing a red gel jumpsuit on Tuesday, he looked at the speakers but showed little emotion.
Patricia Oliver, who lost her son Joaquin, raidedwho argued to her client that she should be spared because of her mother’s drug and alcohol abuse while pregnant and never got the help she needed.
“Karma,” she said, “will eventually catch up with you all.”