Nikolas Cruz faces death penalty

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Nikolas Cruz faces death penalty

Marwah Asif

Marwah Asif

Marwah Asif

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Last month, Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 students and injured dozens more at a Florida high school.

Now, lawyers, survivors, and citizens are pushing for the death penalty. As of now, Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.

According to the 41 Federal Capital Offences, first-degree murder is punishable by death.

Everyone has their own opinion on the death penalty, especially the family and friends of victims.

In court, Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack, who died in the shooting says, “Death by injection would be too easy in my eyes, I’d rather him rot in prison the rest of his life.”

Not surprisingly this belief was common in the courtroom.

Death by injection would be too easy.”

— Andrew Pollack

Student Sarah Stricker said this: “No, this man should not be killed. After what I saw, and heard, and losing my friends, he should not be let out that easy. He deserves to suffer.”

Cruz’s lawyer says that Nikolas will plead guilty to 34 consecutive life sentences in exchange that the death penalty is off the table.

 

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