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Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz detailed plans in chilling videos

Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz detailed plans in chilling videos

"SHE DIED! If this killer did not have an AR 15, he never makes it to the 3rd floor and my daughter lives", he posted".

In another video, Cruz proclaims that "today is the day, the day that it all begins, the day my massacre shall begin".

Mobile phone videos of Nikolas Cruz from before the Florida school shooting have surfaced in court.

He then says he'll walk onto campus, go up some stairs, open his bag to take out his weapon and start firing.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was killed in the shooting, said he read the transcript but refused to watch the video. "From the wrath of my power they will know who I am", Cruz said. "We're gonna go take Uber in the afternoon before 2:40".

"My name is Nik, and I'm going to be the next school shooter of 2018", said the 19-year-old, in clips apparently in part filmed on February 14, the day of the shooting, which killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Cruz can be heard in the video saying things like, "You're all going to die". Armed with a semi-automatic AR-15 style rifle, he stalked the corridors and classrooms of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, pumping off round after round as students fled.

The videos will nearly certainly bolster the prosecution's efforts to convict Cruz of first-degree murder, a capital offense: Under Florida law, first-degree murder charges must be premeditated. I wanted a girlfriend, I've wanted sex, love, adoration, but you think I am unworthy of it.

Cruz's suicidal thoughts are expressed as he discusses how his life is nothing and meaningless, Lankford said. Police say that after shooting 34 people, he fled with other students, mixing in with the crowd before getting a drink at a nearby restaurant. Cruz added, "I've had enough being told what to do and when to do". Still, the videos indicate premeditation, necessary for a first-degree murder conviction, and show Cruz was "competent", Pollack tells CNN and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Howard Finkelstein, the Broward public defender, has said it would be wrong for the state to execute Cruz after so many red flags were missed, and he has offered prosecutors to have Cruz plead guilty and avoid a trial if prosecutors agree not to pursue a death sentence. "You're all stupid and brainwashed".

The communiqués bear some of the hallmarks of previous school shooting suspects, many of whom have carefully studied the details of previous attacks and made attempts to emulate them.


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