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Parkland Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz Wants Victims To Get His $800000 Inheritance

The suspect for the Parkland school shooting said he wants his impending $800,000 inheritance to go to an organization that will support the victims’ family and “facilitate healing” in the community, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, is the beneficiary of his dead mother’s estate, and he’s due to inherit most of his trust fund over the next two years, according to WTVX Palm Beach. His mother died in November.

Cruz, who is indicted on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree, said he wants to give all of the money away.

“Mr. Cruz does not want those funds, whatever money that he is entitled to,” his attorney Melissa McNeill told a judge in a Broward County courtroom. “He would like that money donated to an organization that the victims’ family believes would be able to facilitate healing in our community or an opportunity

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Nikolas Cruz Officially Charged In The Parkland Shooting With 17 Counts Of Premeditated Murder

The shooter who brought a rifle to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been officially indicted.

A grand jury in Broward County indicted Nikolas Cruz, 19,  with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree on Wednesday for the February shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida, reports CNN. A probable cause affidavit released after his arrest states that Cruz admitted to the act, which has been described as one of the most deadly mass shootings in modern history.

The indictment lists the victims that were killed in the mass shooting incident as followed: Luke Hoyer, Martin Duque-Anquiano, Gina Mantalto, Alexander Schachter, Alaina Petty, Alyssa Alhadeff, Nicholas Dworet, Helena Ramsay, Christopher Hixon, Carmen Schentrup, Aaron Feis, Scott Biegel, Meadow Pollack, Cara Loughran, Joaquin Oliver-Padauy, Jaime Guttenberg and Peter Wang.

As previously reported, some that knew Cruz described him as moody and violent. In

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See How Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Has Been Behaving In Jail

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old shooter who took the lives of 17 students at last month’s deadly Parkland, Florida shooting, has been held in prison since his capture. Now, documents obtained by CNN outline the shooter’s behavior since the massacre.

Observation reports from February 17 to 24 tell an interesting story of Cruz’s time and treatment in prison. He was at first treated in an infirmary and eventually moved to a cell on February 23rd. He was separated from the general population of the Broward County Jail due to the high-profile nature of his crimes.

Visits with Cruz seem to be limited, with only one unidentified family member meeting him at the jail. Other than that, Cruz only spoke with corrections officers, his defense attorneys, and medical professionals.

Deputies made several observations on standard paperwork. Lawyers have cautioned about interpreting the notes made on these sheets.

“They are snippet observations from corrections officers and are not clinical

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Neighbors Say They Knew Nikolas Cruz Had a Dark Side, Would ‘End Up In An Orange Jumpsuit’

A neighbor of the suspected gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School says that she saw his despondent behavior years before he killed 17 people at his former high school.

Prior to the incident, Joelle Guarino says always felt that he would shoot up a school given his violent tendencies. 

“I had no doubt he was going to do this,” she said to CNN. “My husband and I both knew that we would eventually see him one day on the news, wearing an orange jumpsuit being charged with murder.”

Guarino used to live by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz and saw him growing up. She describes him being sullen, avoiding eye contact with her and not speaking to anyone. She says that he did play with her children but displayed violent and anti-social behavior. On one instance, she says that Cruz threw a rock at her son and hit him in the eye. In another, she says

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Nikolas Cruz Watched Father Die, Bullied By Brother

More details are emerging about Nikolas Cruz, the suspected school shooter behind the attacks at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day.

At age 5 he witnessed his dad die of a heart attack while at home in the den while his mother was in the kitchen, according to an investigation by the Sun-Sentinel. After witnessing his dad die, he went to his bedroom and cried.

Early on in life, Cruz was diagnosed with depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, emotional behavioral disability and autism according to Department of Children and Families records, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Just one year ago, Cruz’s former classmates claim he brought a dead bird to reading class. He was allegedly spotted “clutching” the bird corpse to his crotch.

“I looked close and I saw he was holding a dead bird near his genitalia,” Tyra Hemans told the Sun-Sentinel.  “I saw some feathers and I knew it

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Police Called To Florida Shooter Suspect Nikolas Cruz’s Home 39 Times Since 2010

The suspected school shooter behind the massacre at  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Valentine’s Day was no stranger to local police. According to court documents obtained by CNN.

Those emergency calls ranged from “mentally ill person” to “child/elderly abuse” to “domestic disturbance” to “missing person.” According to the court documents, details of those calls weren’t available and almost all of them are marked “no written report.”

Even the federal police were reportedly aware of Cruz.

Last fall, someone tipped off the FBI after a YouTube user with the name “Nikolas Cruz” posted a comment, “I’m going to be a professional school shooter” on a video, BuzzFeed News reported. In another YouTube comment, he allegedly wrote, “I whana [sic] shoot people with my AR-15,” “I wanna die Fighting killing sh*t ton of people” and “I am going to kill law enforcement one day they go after the good

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