Jurors on the trail of a school killer in Parkland, Florida

Jurors on the trail of a school killer in Parkland, BC Florida


Jurors, called to sentence the author of a carnage in a Florida school, visited the scene of the crime on Thursday, surveying the corridors of the establishment which remained as it was February 14, 2018. 

The twelve incumbents and ten alternates, making up the jury in Nikolas Cruz's trial, spent an hour and a half inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, local newspaper Sun Sentinel reported. 

Surrounded by an important security device, they followed in the footsteps of the killer who, on Valentine's Day, had arrived armed with a semi-automatic rifle. -automatic in the establishment, from which he had been excluded a year earlier.

Methodically shooting through the building reserved for first years, he had killed 14 students and three adults. , with the pools of dried blood, the traces of bullet holes and the belongings abandoned in emergency by the high school students, specified the daily Miami Herald.

The media were not allowed to accompany the jurors , but were able to tour the premises after them, he says.

The rest of the school, for its part, continued to operate and a new building was rebuilt to accommodate the students. younger.

Nikolas Cruz, 23, pleaded guilty to murder and the jury must decide whether to sentence him to capital punishment or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Invited to join the jurors on Thursday, the young man, who apologized and assured “to carry the weight every day” of his crime e, had declined. 

His trial, which began on July 18, then resumed with new harrowing testimonies from relatives of his victims. It should last several more days.