“This settlement provides a measure of justice and accountability to them and the other families and victims,” 他说. “The settlement is fair and frankly remarkable,” 他说.
Brill represents the parents of four students who were killed and a fifth student who was survived multiple gunshot wounds.
Brill told CNN the final steps of the settlement are expected to conclude within two weeks.
The agreement comes as Nikolas Cruz is set to plead guilty Wednesday for the Valentine’s Day
2018 射击, 据他的律师说.
Cruz is charged with
17 counts of premeditated murder and
17 counts of attempted murder in the shooting at the school in the city of Parkland
, 的 deadliest high school shooting
If accepted, the plea would start to wrap up a legal chapter in a massacre which scarred a community and spawned a massive national protest movement against gun violence in American schools.
Cruz’s defense team had long ago offered a guilty plea in exchange for life in prison without the possibility of parole, but only if prosecutors took the death penalty off the table. Prosecutors had rejected it, saying they were seeking the death penalty.
上个星期, the Broward State Attorney’s Office released a statement saying “there have been no plea negotiations with the prosecution,” 和 “if he pleads guilty, there would still be a penalty phase.”