(FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA) — A Broward judge refuses to delay the sentencing trial of Nikolas Cruz, the perpetrator of the mass shooting of Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, according to WPTV.
Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer rebuffed the arguments that Cruz’s lawyers put forward that the recent mass shootings would affect the juror’s judgment.
Judge Scherer was quoted saying, “There has not been any negative impact to his fair trial rights and there is no basis to continue this matter,”.
The sentencing trial is to begin on July 18 and is expected to last about four months.
The state is seeking the death penalty.