connectVideoLove letters from the prison by the well-known Park shooter released
Nikolas Cruz talks about his dreams of a future in love: letters from the prison to a girl from the uk with the name Miley, which were released by the Broward State Attorney’s Office.
The public defenders represent Park school shooter Nikolas Cruz on Wednesday asked to be removed from the case after learning of the mass murderer is due to inherit more than $ 430,000.
In a motion to withdraw from the case of the Broward County Public Defender’s Office said Cruz is set to receive half of his deceased mother and the life insurance policy is worth $864,929.17.
“The Office of the Public Defender is prohibited by law, and represents a non-indigent defendant,” the lawyers said in the filing.
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Public defender Howard Finkelstein and his top assistant, Gordon Weekes, said she only learned about the insurance of this week, according to the Associated Press.
Finkelstein said, ” it is not clear whether Cruz will receive the insurance money or actually changing lawyers.
Park school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz speaks with his lawyer in the court for a defense of the movement at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Thursday, April 18, 2019.
(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
He explained that Cruz faces civil lawsuits filed by the families of the victims.
“The family of the victims’ lawyers are probably going to move to freeze the assets,” Finkelstein told the Washington Post. “Because of their major trauma and terrible loss, they are entitled under the law to receive a compensation. So if they are freezing these assets, he will then have no access to them.”
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Finkelstein noted that the case has already resulted in more than 4 million pages of discovery, and questions related to the insurance policy for the further delay of the trial is scheduled to begin early next year.
Cruz faces 17 murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Fla.
Cruz has pleaded not guilty, but his lawyers have said that he would be willing to plead guilty in exchange for life in prison. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.