MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A trial date has been set for confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz.

A circuit court for the seventh judicial circuit in Broward issued an order setting the dates for pretrial motions and for trial on Thursday afternoon.

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The trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 27, 2020.

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Cruz is accused of killing 17 students and educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Cruz is facing the death penalty for mass shooting that also injured 17 others.

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He faces 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.