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The public deserves to hear confession from gunman who killed students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, judges order

By: - July 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Florida Phoenix

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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CD Davidson-Hiers
CD Davidson-Hiers

CD Davidson-Hiers is a 2017 summa cum laude graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Creative Writing and French. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key honors societies, and has received multiple writing awards for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Prior to joining the Florida Phoenix, CD worked at the Tallahassee Democrat and has bylines in Tallahassee Magazine. She is a native of Pensacola and currently lives in Tallahassee with her tabby cat, Faulkner.