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October 6, 2022, 8:38 PM

School shooter chose Valentine's Day to ruin it forever

Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz calmly told a psychologist he picked Valentine’s Day for his massacre to ruin the holiday for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students forever
October 6, 2022, 8:38 PM
September 25, 2022, 12:17 PM

Prosecutors to begin Florida school shooter trial rebuttal

Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz are about to begin their rebuttal case
September 25, 2022, 12:17 PM
September 17, 2022, 1:17 AM

Defense seeks judge's removal in Florida school shooter case

Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz have asked for the judge in his murder case to remove herself two days after she scolded them when they abruptly rested their case
September 17, 2022, 1:17 AM
Defense seeks judge's removal in Florida school shooter case
September 14, 2022, 7:49 PM

Defense suddenly rests case in Florida school shooter trial

Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz have suddenly and surprisingly rested their case, leading to a shouting match after the judge accused them of a lack of professionalism
September 14, 2022, 7:49 PM
Defense suddenly rests case in Florida school shooter trial
1 month ago

Letter: School shooter fixated with guns, dreamed of killing

Four years before Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 people at a Florida high school, therapists at another school wrote a letter to his psychiatrist saying he was fixated on guns and dreamed of killing others and being covered in blood
1 month ago
Letter: School shooter fixated with guns, dreamed of killing
1 month ago

Attorney for Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz attorney presents case to jury

Confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz's attorney gave her opening statement to the jury on Monday.
1 month ago
Parkland shooter suffered from fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Lawyer
1 month ago

Parkland shooter's attorney presents case to jury

The jury will determine if Nikolas Cruz will be sentenced to death for killing 17 people.
1 month ago
Parkland shooter's attorney presents case to jury
2 months ago

Defense in school shooter's trial set to present its case

Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz are about to present their case for why they believe he should be sentenced to life in prison and not death
2 months ago
2 months ago

School shooter's brain exams to be subject of court hearing

The judge in penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will soon decide whether the jury will be told about some brain exams his lawyers had conducted on him
2 months ago
2 months ago

Parkland families read statements through tears at penalty phase of gunman's trial

Families of Parkland victims are addressing the court Monday during the penalty phase of the confessed shooter's trial.
2 months ago
Parkland families read statements through tears in court
2 months ago

Parkland families deliver emotional statements in court

Families of those killed during the 2018 Parkland school shooting gave victim impact statements during the penalty phase of the gunman's trial.
2 months ago
Parkland families deliver emotional statements in court
2 months ago

Parkland families give emotional statements at penalty phase of gunman's trial

Families of the Parkland mass shooting victims are addressing the jury during the penalty phase of confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz's trial.
2 months ago
Parkland families give emotional statements at penalty phase of gunman's trial
2 months ago

Jurors see Florida school shooter's violent internet posts

The guard testified Nikolas Cruz flashed middle fingers and then charged at him.
2 months ago
Jail guard describes how Florida school shooter attacked him
2 months ago

Florida school shooter's AR-15 rifle shown to his jurors

Jurors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz have now seen the AR-15 rifle he used to murder 17 people
2 months ago
3 months ago

Teachers weep recalling students killed in Parkland shooting

Eyewitnesses to the killings of 17 people by Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz are giving heart-wrenching testimony at his penalty trial
3 months ago
Teachers weep recalling students killed in Parkland shooting
3 months ago

Jurors see gruesome video of Florida school shooting

Jurors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz are being shown graphic video of him murdering 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
3 months ago
Jurors see gruesome video of Florida school shooting
3 months ago

Jury to weigh death penalty as Parkland shooter's penalty phase trial begins

A jury will determine the fate of confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz.
3 months ago
Emotional Parkland parents listen in court to video of screaming students, gunfire
3 months ago

Prosecutor recalls coldness, cruelty of Parkland gunman

A prosecutor says the gunman who attacked the high school in Parkland, Florida, in 2018 should be executed
3 months ago
Florida high school shooter's penalty trial set to begin
3 months ago

Sentencing trial begins for convicted Parkland school shooter

ABC News contributors Channa Lloyd and Robert Boyce discuss the death penalty trial of Nikolas Cruz, admitted Parkland shooter, after three months of jury selection.
3 months ago
Sentencing trial begins for convicted Parkland school shooter
3 months ago

Nikolas Cruz trial: Jury mulls death penalty for Parkland gunman

Jurors on Monday were considering whether convicted school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be put to death for opening fire on students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
3 months ago
Nikolas Cruz trial: Jury mulls death penalty for Parkland gunman
3 months ago

Death penalty phase begins in trial of Parkland school shooter

ABC News contributors Channa Lloyd and Robert Boyce discuss the latest on convicted Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz, as 12 jurors will decide whether he will get life in prison or the death penalty.
3 months ago
Death penalty phase begins in trial of Parkland school shooter
3 months ago

Jury to decide on death penalty for Parkland school shooter

A jury will decide whether confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz will be sentenced to death in a trial that is expected to take several months.
3 months ago
Jury to decide on death penalty for Parkland school shooter
3 months ago

Parkland shooter's death penalty trial starts with opening statements

Nikolas Cruz faces the death penalty or life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.
3 months ago
Parkland shooter's death penalty trial starts with opening statements
3 months ago

Death penalty trial begins for Parkland school shooter

ABC News contributors Channa Lloyd and Robert Boyce discuss the death penalty trial for convicted Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, who pleaded guilty to killing 17 people in 2018.
3 months ago
Death penalty trial begins for Parkland school shooter
3 months ago

Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their own

The 12 jurors will decide whether school shooter Nikolas Cruz is executed.
3 months ago
Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their own
3 months ago

Father of Parkland victim interrupts Biden during Safer Communities Act signing

Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin Oliver was killed in Parkland, has been advocating for new gun laws.
3 months ago
Father of Parkland victim interrupts Biden during Safer Communities Act signing
3 months ago

Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their own

The 12 jurors chosen this past week to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is executed will be exposed to horrific images and emotional testimony, but must deal with any mental anguish alone
3 months ago
Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their own
3 months ago

Florida jury sworn in to determine school shooter's penalty

A jury of seven men and five women have been sworn in for the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz
3 months ago
Florida jury sworn in to determine school shooter's penalty
4 months ago

Parkland shooting survivor discusses gun violence prevention

Parkland school shooting survivor, Sam Fuentes, advocates for gun violence prevention and shares her thoughts on recent mass shootings.
4 months ago
Parkland shooting survivor discusses gun violence prevention
4 months ago

Parkland school shooting survivors react to deadly Texas school shooting: 'Not again'

The shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, left at least 19 children and two teachers dead.
4 months ago
Parkland school shooting survivors react to deadly Texas school shooting: 'Not again'
4 months ago

Jury selection in school shooter's trial upended by T-shirt

A potential juror wore a T-shirt that could be prejudicial to his case.
4 months ago
5 months ago

Jury selection for Florida school killer enters 2nd phase

Jury selection in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has entered its second phase with the attorneys asking questions of potential jurors individually
5 months ago
Jury selection for Florida school killer enters 2nd phase
5 months ago

For Parkland survivor, a long road to recovery from trauma

Eden Hebron witnessed a gunman kill a close friend and two other students.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Parkland school shooter death penalty trial dealt another setback

Jury selection in the death penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz is set to resume on Monday.
5 months ago
Parkland school shooter death penalty trial dealt another setback
5 months ago

Parkland shooter's death trial in disarray amid judge's error and juror threats

Nikolas Cruz, 23, has pleaded guilty to 17 counts of murder.
5 months ago
Parkland shooter's death trial in disarray amid judge's error and juror threats
5 months ago

Parkland shooter's death penalty case in disarray amid judge's error, juror threats

Jury selection in the death penalty case of confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz has lapsed into chaos.
5 months ago
Parkland shooter’s death penalty case devolves amid judge’s error, juror threats
5 months ago

Parkland shooter's jury search restarts anew amid dispute

Jury selection in the trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz must start over after a dispute over a possible judge's error
5 months ago
Florida school shooter’s jury selection to start over
6 months ago

Parkland, Florida, school shooter's jury selection begins

Jury selection in the deadliest U.S. mass shooting ever to go to trial has begun
6 months ago
Parkland, Florida, school shooter's jury selection to begin
6 months ago

Parkland shooter's lawyers face tough task in jury selection

Nikolas Cruz's jury selection is to begin after years of maneuvering and delays.
6 months ago
6 months ago

Parkland judge to decide if jurors will tour shooting site

Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz and prosecutors are arguing over whether his jury should tour the blood-stained, bullet-pocked classroom building where he murdered 17 people four years ago
6 months ago
Parkland judge to decide if jurors will tour shooting site
8 months ago

Father of Parkland shooting victim: ‘My kid isn’t gonna be shot; he’s already dead’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks to Manuel Oliver, father of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, about his efforts to stop gun violence in America on the anniversary of his son’s death.
8 months ago
Father of Parkland shooting victim: ‘My kid isn’t gonna be shot; he’s already dead’
8 months ago

Parkland school shooting 4 years later: Remembering the 17 victims

Seventeen students and staff were killed in the February 2018 Stoneman Douglas massacre.
8 months ago
Parkland school shooting 4 years later: Remembering the 17 victims
8 months ago

Parkland father climbs crane near White House, demands Biden do more on gun control

Manuel Oliver's son, Joaquin, was killed in the mass shooting four years ago.
8 months ago
Parkland father climbs crane near White House, demands Biden do more on gun control
8 months ago

Parkland shooting victim’s dad protests gun violence

Manuel Oliver climbed a crane in Washington on Monday, four years after 17 people were gunned down at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to demand action on gun violence.
8 months ago
Parkland shooting victim’s dad protests gun violence
9 months ago

Judge postpones penalty trial for Parkland school gunman

A judge has postponed the penalty trial for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz to Feb. 21
9 months ago
10 months ago

Florida district to pay $26 million to shooting victims

A South Florida school district will pay more than $26 million to the families of 17 people killed in the 2018 shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
10 months ago
10 months ago

Judge: Florida school shooting victims' families can testify

A judge has rejected an attempt by Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz’s attorneys to bar the parents of his 17 victims from testifying about the trauma the murders caused
10 months ago
10 months ago

DOJ settles with Parkland parents in lawsuit

The Department of Justice has reached a settlement with parents of the Parkland shooting victims.
10 months ago
DOJ settles with Parkland parents in lawsuit
10 months ago

Justice Department settles with Parkland victims' parents in lawsuit over FBI negligence in school shooting

The Department of Justice has reached a settlement with parents of the Parkland shooting victims.
10 months ago
DOJ settles with Parkland parents in lawsuit over FBI's negligence in school shooting
1 year ago

Parkland activists heal over years while pushing gun reform

The recent guilty plea by the shooter in the 2018 Parkland school slayings drew some renewed attention to the anti-gun March for Our Lives student movement
1 year ago
Parkland activists heal over years while pushing gun reform