MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Attorneys for confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz argued against the death penalty during a virtual court hearing Wednesday.
Cruz appeared on camera for the afternoon hearing held via Zoom.READ MORE: ‘Treating Those Immigrants Like Dogs’: North Miami Mayor Sickened By Images Of Border Patrol Agents Using Whips To Corral Haitian Immigrants
Attorneys argued various cases before the supreme court as reasons why the death penalty should not be on the table when Cruz goes to trial later this month.
Defense attorneys also argued that Nikolas Cruz should only be referred to by name during the trial by both prosecutors and witnesses.READ MORE: ‘Such A Demonic Spirit’: 70-Year-Old Man Stabbed In Random Attack At Miramar Plaza
They contend referring to him in any other way could prejudice a jury’s decision.
The judge will issue a written ruling on the motions by the defense team.MORE NEWS: Florida Cabinet Approves 13-Mile Extension Of Dolphin Expressway
Cruz is charged in the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February of 2018.