Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Lawyers: Parkland shooting suspect wants to donate inheritance to victims

Aalayah Eastmond a junior at Stoneman Douglas High School opened up about the shooting massacre Aalayah Eastmond a junior at Stoneman Douglas High School opened up about the shooting massacre
Steve Townsend | 13 April, 2018, 01:22

Broward County presiding Judge Elizabeth Scherer is thus attempting to determine if Cruz should have to pay for his own defense, now provided by public defenders. He may also be the beneficiary of a $25,000 life insurance policy from his mother's death.

Sean Simpson, a chemistry teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, left his loaded Glock 9 mm in the bathroom of a Deerfield Beach Pier on Sunday, the the Herald stated stated, citing a Broward County Sheriff's Office report.

"He does not want that money".

Nikolas Cruz appears in court with attorney Melissa McNeil.

Parkland school shooter accused, Nikolas Cruz wants to donate his inheritance - which could run to hundreds of thousands of dollars or more - to the bereaved families and survivors of his attack, his lawyers said Wednesday. His brother, Zachary Cruz, also attended the hearing and did not speak.

Howard Finkelstein, another public defender, said the money should "go to those who have been hurt", the Palm Beach Post reported.

Court documents showed Cruz has $700 in cash, about $353 in the bank and a little over $2,000 in stocks.

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"That amount of money would already be gone", he said.

Judge Scherer said she would decide on the matter of Cruz's indigence before April 27, when a hearing is scheduled to set the trial's schedule.

A Parkland school teacher who said he would arm himself during school to protect his students from another shooting reportedly left his loaded handgun in a public bathroom, The Miami Herald reports.

Cruz's defense team has said there is no question he did it, and he's willing to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.

Last month, his defense attorney told a judge that the teen was standing mute to the charges - meaning he was declining to enter a plea.

Finkelstein told the court that if such annuity deposits were to be made to Cruz's account monthly, he stands to reap up to $800,000, ABC News said.

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