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Parkland shooter’s defense team seeks to prohibit psychology test from sentencing trial

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Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz enters the courtroom for a hearing at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Cruz returned court this week for hearings on the Valentine’s Day 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and on accusations he assaulted a corrections officer. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland school shooter, will soon be attending his sentencing trial.

In the days leading up to the trial, the prosecution and the defense will deliberate what evidence will and won’t be allowed in determining the final verdict.

The defense team is adamant that a psychological exam Cruz took to determine his cognitive abilities not be admitted for the sentencing trial.

Prosecutors are using their expert witness in an effort to allow the test into evidence.

Judge Elizabeth Scherer will decide whether or not the evidence will be allowed.

The sentencing trial will determine if Cruz is given a life sentence or the death penalty.