Florida Seeks Death Penalty For Parkland Shooter

NBC’s Miami affiliate reports:

Prosecutors in the case against suspected Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz have announced they will seek the death penalty against the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people nearly one month ago. The public defenders appointed to represent Cruz, who was indicted last week by a grand jury for the shootings inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th, had previously said he would enter a guilty plea and avoid a trial if the death penalty option was taken off the table.