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