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The end is near for Nik Cruz’s 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)

(BROWARD COUNTY, FLA) — Is the end near for the Parkland school shooter? We could find out next week when the jury begins deliberating on his life or death sentence.
The defense for confessed school shooter Nik Cruz, 24, finally revealed why he chose “Valentine’s day” to shoot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas high in 2018.

Cruz reportedly thought about it for about 10 seconds and then responded, “Because I thought no one would love me,” Cruz said. “I didn’t like Valentine’s Day and I wanted to ruin it for everyone.” A soft gasp went up from victim’s parents and relatives sitting in the courtroom.

Meanwhile, the judge called for closing arguments to take place on Tuesday, and jury deliberations will begin Wednesday.
Prosecutors want Cruz put to death, but his lawyers are asking for life in prison without parole.
Cruz pleaded guilty a year ago. For the former Stoneman Douglas student to receive a death sentence, the seven-man, five-woman jury must be unanimous.