It's been five years since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida and a little over a year since the July 4th parade mass shooting in Highland Park. Parents of a teen killed in Parkland are traveling the country visiting towns plagued by gun violence to honor their son. The couple will stop in Highland Park Friday to lend support.
Families of the victims in the Parkland shooting confronted the man who murdered their loved ones.
Nikolas Cruz will be sentenced to life without parole for the 2018 massacre that killed 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, after the jury said Thursday that it could not unanimously agree that he should be executed.
On one page, Nikolas Cruz scrawled the very issue at stake in his trial, where the jury will decide whether he will get the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison. He wrote: "I do not want life please help me go to death row!"
A defense mental health expert in the penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz said he could pinpoint when he realized the 23-year-old mass murderer still has “irrational thoughts” — the two were making small talk when Cruz began describing plans for an eventual life outside prison.