Fla. judge wants early trial in school shoot­ing

The Tribune (SLO) - - Insight -

Trial should be­gin in early 2020 for the sus­pect in a Florida high school mas­sacre that left 17 peo­ple dead last year, a judge said Thurs­day.

Cir­cuit Judge El­iz­a­beth Scherer said she in­tends to set a de­fin­i­tive trial date soon for 20-year-old Niko­las Cruz, who faces the death penalty if con­victed. No ex­act date has yet been set, and even aim­ing for the first part of 2020 would be quick for such a high-pro­file case.

Cruz is ac­cused of killing 17 and wound­ing 17 in the Fe­bru­ary 2018 mass shoot­ing at Mar­jory Stone­man Douglas High School in Park­land. He is also ac­cused of as­sault­ing a jail corrections of­fi­cer.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.