Until 2016, Florida law allowed trial judges to impose a death sentence if a majority of the jurors agreed. But now, anything less than 12-0 means an automatic sentence of life without parole.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Fourteen students and three staff members were killed in the rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day in 2018. Cruz, 24, pleaded guilty last year to first-degree murder.
Nikolas Cruz has already pleaded guilty to killing 17 people and wounding others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. Jurors are deciding whether he'll be executed or spend life in prison.
Jurors in the trial of Nikolas Cruz toured a building at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The scene was deeply unsettling: Large pools of dried blood still stained classroom floors.
Gov. Ron DeSantis accused Scott Israel of dereliction of duty before and after the attacks at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people. Israel has said he will run for reelection.
Gov. Ron DeSantis charged Scott Israel with incompetence and dereliction of duty before and after the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A state Senate panel backs the governor.
Manuel and Patricia Oliver lost their son in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting last year. This weekend they planned to unveil a mural in his honor in El Paso. It's become an impromptu memorial.
Two other deputies had already been fired for the same reason. Seventeen students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were killed on Feb. 14, 2018.
Scot Peterson, if convicted, could get more than 96 years in prison. He is charged with criminal counts that include child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury.
A parent's life insurance policy will mean a more than $400,000 payout for Nikolas Cruz. The public defender's office can only represent people who can't afford representation on their own.