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PARKLAND (CBSMiami/AP) — A Tuesday morning hearing in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz, the self-confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter, has been canceled.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz have reached an agreement on DNA and other samples he’ll provide.

The Broward State Attorney’s office says a court hearing on the matter scheduled for Tuesday was canceled because of the agreement.

In addition to DNA, prosecutors will get a hair sample from Cruz, as well as fingerprints and photographs.

Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of murder, was not expected to appear in court because he waived his right to attend the hearing. He is being held without bail at the Broward County Jail.

In a separate court matter, Cruz’s lawyers sought to disqualify a judge from presiding over the case.

Broward County Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer denied that request.

Cruz’s lawyers claimed Scherer has made rulings and comments that indicate favoritism for prosecutors. They say in court papers that Cruz can’t get a fair trial, but Scherer disagreed.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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