尼古拉斯克鲁兹, 帕克兰的枪手, 佛罗里达, 学校拍摄, 认罪

23岁的嫌疑人, 警察 说过, 已经承认了 2018 屠杀 的 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

在单独的情况下, Cruz pleaded guilty on Friday to four criminal counts stemming from after an alleged attack on Broward County jail guard Sgt. Raymond Beltran in November of that year.

Cruz is expected to plead guilty to the shootings on Wednesday at 9 上午. EDT.

ALLEGED FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTER NIKOLAS CRUZ TO PLEAD GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS: 报告

Cruz’s status hearing in Broward County Circuit Court before Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer was scheduled abruptly on Thursday.

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz holds his head in court during day two of jury selection in his trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, 弗拉. 在星期三, 十月. 6, 2021, on four criminal counts stemming from his alleged attack on a Broward jail guard in November 2018.

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz holds his head in court during day two of jury selection in his trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, 弗拉. 在星期三, 十月. 6, 2021, on four criminal counts stemming from his alleged attack on a Broward jail guard in November 2018. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, 泳池)

The guilty plea avoids a lengthy trial and Cruz will still face a jury to determine whether he gets the death penalty or life in prison, 根据报告.

We have to refer all of your questions to the defense,” the Broward County state attorney’s office said Thursday night. “There have been no plea negotiations with the prosecution. If he pleads guilty, there would still be a penalty phase.

Cruz was arrested on Valentine’s Day 2018 about an hour after the attack with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

DOZENS FAILED TO REPORT NIKOLAS CRUZ’S ‘TROUBLING BEHAVIORUNTIL AFTER PARKLAND: 报告

The shootings led to nationwide protests against gun violence, 包括 “为生命而行,” 此外 new gun control legislation.

His lawyers have previously offered to plead guilty in exchange for a guaranteed sentence of life in prison. 然而, state prosecutors have been dogged in their pursuit of the death penalty.

A large part of the penalty phase would likely focus on Cruz’s mental condition at the time of the killings.

There is very little doubt he murdered my beautiful daughter, 吉娜, 或者 16 other victims,” Tony Montalto, president of the Stand With Parkland group that represents the families of the victims, told The Associated Press on Thursday. “There is very little doubt he shot the other 17 people and terrorized all the other students at the school. We just hope the system gives him justice.

美联社对此报告做出了贡献.