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Dried blood and roses: Jury gets rare look at Parkland scene

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Roses that had been brought to honor love on that Valentine’s Day in 2018 lay withered, their dried and cracked petals scattered across classroom floors still smeared with the blood of victims gunned down by a former student more than four years earlier. Bullet holes pocked walls and shards of …

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Parkland shooter’s attorneys tear up during testimony from victim’s grieving father

Two attorneys representing Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz could not hold back their tears while victims’ grieving parents read their impact statements in court on Tuesday. Assistant Public Defenders Tamara Curtis and Attorney Nawal Najet Bashiman had to remove their face masks to wipe their eyes with tissues while sitting beside their client as parents …

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Grieving father erupted at Parkland school shooter’s trial

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A grieving father erupted in anger Tuesday as he told jurors about the daughter Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered along with 16 others four years ago, his voice rising as he recounted her “infectious laugh that I can only get to watch now on TikTok videos.” dr. Ilan Alhadeff’s …

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Prosecutor recalls coldness, cruelty of Parkland gunman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The prosecutor seeking the death penalty for the gunman who massacred 17 people at a Parkland, Florida, high school detailed for jurors Monday how Nikolas Cruz coldly mowed down his victims, returning to some as they lay wounded to finish them off with a second volley. Some parents wept as …

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Sentencing trial kicks off for Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz

The trial against Nikolas Cruz, the admitted gunman in the 2018 school massacre in Parkland, Fla., kicks off Monday — and jurors will decide whether he’ll be given the death penalty or rot in prison instead. The 12-person jury in Fort Lauderdale will not weigh whether Cruz is guilty in the case, since the mass …

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