Prosecutors had deliberate on releasing video of Nikolas Cruz‘s confession on Tuesday, however that seems to have hit a last-minute snag. The Public Information Unit of the State Legal professional’s Workplace in Florida has stated in an announcement that the discharge of the video won’t happen right now as a result of they nonetheless want to ensure the video is redacted the place mandatory.
“The Public Information Unit of the State Legal professional’s Workplace won’t be releasing the video of Defendant Cruz’s assertion right now. We’re nonetheless verifying that the courtroom ordered redactions are efficiently accomplished within the format to be offered,” Public Information Custodian Susan Seltzer stated in an announcement obtained by Legislation&Crime. “The State Legal professional’s Workplace will proceed to make each effort to launch the video as quickly as attainable.”
Police launched transcript of the interview on Monday that added as much as greater than 200 pages. The doc confirmed that Cruz claimed a voice in his head informed him to do violent issues, he deliberate to shoot up a park per week earlier than, and he stated (when alone within the interview room) that he wished to die.
Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of first-degree homicide, and 17 counts of tried first-degree homicide. His protection attorneys have voiced a willingness to plead responsible, however they’re making an attempt to persuade prosecutors to take the dying penalty off of the desk.
Jurors would resolve between dying or life sentence, assuming Cruz is discovered responsible in trial of first-degree homicide. Underneath Florida legislation, it’s a mitigating circumstance if the defendant is discovered to have dedicated a capital crime whereas “below the affect of utmost psychological or emotional disturbance,” nevertheless it’s additionally an aggravating issue is he if decided to have knowingly risked the lives of many others.
17 individuals died on the taking pictures: 14-year-old pupil Alyssa Alhadeff, 35-year-old instructor Scott Beigel, 14-year-old pupil Martin Duque Anguiano, 17-year-old pupil Nicholas Dworet, 37-year-old assistant soccer coach Aaron Feis, 14-year-old pupil Jaime Guttenberg, 49-year-old athletic director Christopher Hixon, 15-year-old pupil Luke Hoyer, 14-year-old pupil Cara Loughran, 14-year-old pupil Gina Montalto, 17-year-old pupil Joaquin Oliver, 14-year-old pupil Alaina Petty, 18-year-old pupil Meadow Pollack, 17-year-old pupil Helena Ramsay, 14-year-old pupil Alexander Schachter, 16-year-old pupil Carmen Schentrup, and 15-year-old pupil Peter Wang.
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