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Nikolas Cruz appears in court as relatives demand action

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The alleged gunman who police say killed 17 people during a shooting rampage at a Florida high school last week is reportedly set to receive a huge inheritance from his deceased mother.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, and his brother expected to inherit nearly $800,000 of their deceased mother of the insurance policy, WSVN reported Tuesday.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office filed a motion on Tuesday asking the court to determine whether Nikolas Cruz is in need and is eligible for a taxpayer-funded defense.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office filed a motion asking the court to determine whether Cruz is in need and is eligible for a taxpayer-funded defense.

If the court concludes that Cruz is able to pay for his own legal defense, he will have to hire a private attorney.

On Thursday, the day after Cruz’s arrest, the woman, who took his brother petitioned a court-appointed personal representative of Lynda Cruz estate. The request is pending.

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Cruz, the brother, Zachary, who is 18 years old and was on Wednesday laid down in a psychiatric institution, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Lynda Cruz died of pneumonia on Nov. 1. The Sun Sentinel reported that she died without a will.

Fox News’ Kathleen Reuschle and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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