Florida Shooting Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Nikolas Cruz

On Valentine’s Day, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida responded to a reported shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School! This is what’ve heard om the day when the tragedy happened!

But in real life, the police officer that was supposed to act didn’t do anything and the sheriff was totally incompetent!

This has triggered many people in Florida to finally do something’ first of all nearly every Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives was calling on Gov. Rick Scott (R) to suspend a county sheriff over his office’s response to a deadly mass shooting at a local high school last month.

Today Florida prosecutors filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people in a Florida school shooting on Valentine’s Day.

Cruz is scheduled for a formal arraignment Wednesday on a 34-count indictment. Cruz, who walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 and opened fire, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.

Cruz’s attorney previously said the 19-year-old would plead guilty if prosecutors did not pursue the death penalty. Tuesday’s notice of intent does not necessarily mean a plea deal will not be reached.

The only other penalty option for Cruz is life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Prosecutors say they want to pick the mental health expert to evaluate Cruz — that’s presuming the defense raises his mental health as a mitigating factor in the crime.

Florida uses lethal injection to execute prisoners.

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One thought on “Florida Shooting Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Nikolas Cruz

  • March 13, 2018 at 8:38 pm
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    As the US National Constitution says in the Article VI:

    This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution;

    according to this, the law allowing the death penalty is notwithstanding.

    The American Convention of Human Rights says that:
    Article 4. Right to Life

    1. Every person has the right to have his life respected. This right shall be protected by law and, in general, from the moment of conception. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.

    2. In countries that have not abolished the death penalty, it may be imposed only for the most serious crimes and pursuant to a final judgment rendered by a competent court and in accordance with a law establishing such punishment, enacted prior to the commission of the crime. The application of such punishment shall not be extended to crimes to which it does not presently apply.

    3. The death penalty shall not be reestablished in states that have abolished it.

    4. In no case shall capital punishment be inflicted for political offenses or related common crimes.

    5. Capital punishment shall not be imposed upon persons who, at the time the crime was committed, were under 18 years of age or over 70 years of age; nor shall it be applied to pregnant women.

    6. Every person condemned to death shall have the right to apply for amnesty, pardon, or commutation of sentence, which may be granted in all cases. Capital punishment shall not be imposed while such a petition is pending decision by the competent authority.

    Article 8. Right to a Fair Trial

    1. Every person has the right to a hearing, with due guarantees and within a reasonable time, by a competent, independent, and impartial tribunal, previously established by law, in the substantiation of any accusation of a criminal nature made against him or for the determination of his rights and obligations of a civil, labor, fiscal, or any other nature.

    2. Every person accused of a criminal offense has the right to be presumed innocent so long as his guilt has not been proven according to law. During the proceedings, every person is entitled, with full equality, to the following minimum guarantees:

    a. the right of the accused to be assisted without charge by a translator or interpreter, if he does not understand or does not speak the language of the tribunal or court;

    b. prior notification in detail to the accused of the charges against him;

    c. adequate time and means for the preparation of his defense;

    d. the right of the accused to defend himself personally or to be assisted by legal counsel of his own choosing, and to communicate freely and privately with his counsel;

    e. the inalienable right to be assisted by counsel provided by the state, paid or not as the domestic law provides, if the accused does not defend himself personally or engage his own counsel within the time period established by law;

    f. the right of the defense to examine witnesses present in the court and to obtain the appearance, as witnesses, of experts or other persons who may throw light on the facts;

    g. the right not to be compelled to be a witness against himself or to plead guilty; and

    h. the right to appeal the judgment to a higher court.

    3. A confession of guilt by the accused shall be valid only if it is made without coercion of any kind.

    4. An accused person acquitted by a nonappealable judgment shall not be subjected to a new trial for the same cause.

    5. Criminal proceedings shall be public, except insofar as may be necessary to protect the interests of justice

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