Hearing set for suspect in Florida high school massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in last year’s Florida school massacre is scheduled to be in court again.

Nikolas Cruz will be in a Broward County court for a status hearing on charges that he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018.

Court records do not show what will be discussed, but the sides have been fighting recently over what evidence prosecutors must hand over to Cruz’s attorneys.

Cruz’s trial is tentatively scheduled for early next year, but no date has been set. His attorneys have said he will plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence. The prosecution is seeking the death penalty.

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