MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Defense attorneys for accused MMarjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz want a judge to remove the current prosecutors because they won’t reconsider seeking the death penalty for the defendant.
Defense attorneys said in a court motion that Broward State Attorney Michael Satz has informed them he will consider no evidence, known as mitigation, that would argue against capital punishment.READ MORE: Activists Say Hundreds Of Cuban Protesters Have Been Arrested Since Anti-Regime Demonstrations Broke Out
The motion says Satz has also compared Cruz to serial killer Ted Bundy, who was executed in Florida in 1989.READ MORE: Broward County School Board Votes Unanimously To Make Mask Use Mandatory For Start Of School Year
Satz’s office says he will respond in a court filing.
A status hearing is set for Monday.MORE NEWS: Teen's Death Investigation Continues After No Hazardous Materials Found In West Park Home
Cruz is charged with killing 17 people in February 2018 at the Parkland school. His lawyers have said he would plead guilty in exchange for a life prison sentence.