The Parkland Shooter Was Sentenced To Life Without Parole

A jury recommended that instead of the death penalty, the Parkland shooter be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

A jury recommended that instead of the death penalty, the Parkland shooter be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Nikolas Cruz is responsible for the death of 17 people in a shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Florida. 14 of the deceased were students, 3 were teachers, and 17 others were injured.

Due to Cruz pleading guilty to all counts, the trial phase was skipped and the court went directly to the sentencing phase. His defense attorneys argued that he had neurodevelopment disorders as a result of his mother’s abuse of drugs and alcohol during her pregnancy. They also argued that he did not receive the treatment that he needed to assist in helping with his issues.