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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – It’s been more than a year since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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As healing continues in and around Parkland, we’re finally learning when confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz could stand trial.

He was back in court on Thursday for a hearing.

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Cruz, 20, is accused of killing 17 people and injuring 17 others at the Parkland school last February.

At the hearing, the judge said she intends to set a definitive trial date soon.

She also said that it could begin early next year.

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Cruz faces the death penalty if convicted.