Alleged school shooter reportedly wants to plead guilty to avoid executionadmin
Nikolas Cruz on a closed-circuit television screen during a bond hearing at the Broward County Courthouse.
He doesn’t want to die.
The Florida school shooting suspect says he’ll plead guilty — so long as prosecutors promise not to seek the death penalty, according to a report.
Lawyers for Nikolas Cruz — who faces 17 counts of premeditated murder for shooting up his former high school Wednesday — told a local ABC affiliate about their proposed bargain Friday.
The state hasn’t said whether it will accept the deal, Local News 10 reports.
Cruz has confessed to police that he deliberately gunned down the students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, authorities say.
But he also claims “demon” voices told him to do it, law enforcement sources tell ABC News.