Nikolas Cruz, who shot 17 people dead at his former highschool, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 will either be handed to death or get life sentence by jurors as he goes on trial.
Cruz’s sentencing trial is set to begin later on Monday after he pleaded guilty to 17 counts of premeditated first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for those who were wounded in the massacre.
Aged 19 at the time, Cruz legally bought an AR-15 assault rifle despite having documented mental health issues.
He arrived at the school in an Uber and started shooting indiscriminately, killing 17 people and wounding 17 others before he was arrested after fleeing the scene.
The shooting is the deadliest high school shooting in US history, followed by many more as the country continues to battle gun violence.