FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida judge has confirmed that the trial for confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz will begin in late January.
Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said at a hearing Wednesday that she won’t delay the trial expected to start Jan. 27 with jury selection.READ MORE: CDC Investigating Ground Turkey Products After Salmonella Cases Surface
Defense attorneys for the 21-year-old Cruz said they have many more interviews to do. They also said no decision has been made on a possible insanity defense.READ MORE: World-Famous Artist Pharrell Williams Teams Up Nightlife King Dave Grutman To Bring Goodtime Hotel To Miami Beach
Cruz has pleaded not guilty, but his lawyers say he would admit to the crimes in exchange for a life prison sentence. Prosecutors insist on the death penalty.
Cruz is accused of the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. He faces 17 first-degree murder charges and 17 attempted murder charges.MORE NEWS: Three People Rescued From Giant Fish Tank In Homestead
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