USA: The Parkland killer was sentenced to life without parole

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Today (2/11) he was officially sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Nikolas Cruzwho opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle and killed 17 students and workers in the High School of the city of Parkland, at Florida of USA.

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Last month, jurors agreed not to impose the death penalty on Cruz, 24.leaving the court no choice but to sentence him to life.

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Cruz pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the February 14, 2018, massacre.. Judge Elizabeth Scherer agreed to the prosecution’s request and allowed relatives of the 24-year-old’s victims to address the court before the sentence was announced. Some of them sharply criticized the jury’s decision and Florida state law that requires unanimity in order to sentence a defendant to death.

Many relatives spoke directly to Cruz, who watched expressionless behind his large glasses and protective mask. Anne Ramsey, the mother of 17-year-old Helena Ramsey, told him it is “satanic” while Inez Hixon called him “domestic terrorist” for killing her father-in-law, the school’s athletic director, Chris Hixon.

Cruz was 19 when he launched the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, from which he had been expelled.

Source: News Beast

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