Parkland shooter was ‘sincere’ when he pleaded guilty without deal in place: Brother says

1 month ago

Parkland news, Florida news.

The younger brother of Nikolas Cruz said that he was “pleased” with the latter’s guilty plea but wants officials to uncover what they know about the mass shooter’s mental illness.

“I do not believe my brother was blaming marijuana for his crime. Where we grew up, anything my brother got was probably not real or was laced,” Zachary Cruz said.

“My brother pleaded guilty and accepted responsibility for his crime. now we need DFC and Broward schools to come clean about their crimes and their cover-up of my brother’s mental illnesses.”

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  • Nickolas had pleaded guilty to 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in connection with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting on February 14, 2018.

    “I am pleased that my brother is taking responsibility for his actions. The fact that he is doing so without a deal in place tells me he is sincere,” the 21-year-old sibling added.

    “I pray for the victims and their families every day and I hope they find some peace.”