Earlier today prosecuturs filed notice to seek the death penalty for the Florida school shooter, Nikolas Cruz.
On February 14, 2018, Cruz shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
According to Fox News, Cruz’s defense attorney said the 19-year-old murder would plead guilty if the prosecution agreed not to pursue the death penalty.
Howard Finkelstein, Cruz’s public defender, says his client’s mental stability is the focal point of their case. “Because that’s what this case is about. Not, did he do it? Not, should he go free? Should he live or should he die,” he told The Associated Press in February.
The state of Florida uses lethal injection for executions.