Two judges ruled Thursday that the public deserves to know details from the confession of Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in the South Florida community of Parkland, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. But no information will be released until Cruz has had time to appeal the ruling.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, the records sought by media outlets include an independent consultant’s report evaluating whether school officials should have known Cruz was a threat prior to the shooting.
Investigators interviewed Cruz for 13 hours after his Feb. 14 arrest and, during that time, according to the Sun Sentinel, say Cruz admitted to killing 17 people and injuring 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Cruz’s lawyers are focused on saving the 19-year-old from the death penalty.
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