Tony Montalto said his faith in the legal system is shaken after Scot Peterson was cleared over the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
"No Matt, as usual you are wrong. There is no such thing as 'constitutional' carry," Parkland father Fred Guttenberg said to the GOP lawmaker on Sunday.
Judge Elizabeth Scherer was accused of improper conduct after hugging prosecutors and the families of victims after Nikolas Cruz's sentencing hearing.
"When you die, it is my fondest hope that they...take your ashes and throw them in the garbage dump," one victim's grandfather said to the killer in court.
The Parkland shooter's sentence was a reminder of how inherently reactive our society is to gun violence—and how almost nothing has changed over my 20 years of life.
"And when you have four and a half years that go into this—for what? Everybody knew that he did it," the Florida governor said Friday.
On Thursday, a jury recommended that Nikolas Cruz receive a prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
After hours of deliberation, the jury recommended life in prison without the possibility of parole for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz.
A jury is decided on Cruz's sentence after he pleaded guilty last year to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.
Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's defense team unexpectedly rested their case on September 14 after calling only a fraction of their expected witnesses.
A sentencing trial is currently underway for Nikolas Cruz, who has pleaded guilty to killing 17 people in the 2018 massacre.
In Florida, only a unanimous recommendation by the jury can result in a death sentence.
One witness said Cruz ordered an Icee after committing the killings at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
The sentencing trial for the Parkland school shooter continued today.
The Parkland school shooter is facing the death penalty after pleading guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder.
The defense has argued for weeks that the recent mass shootings might make it more difficult for jurors to remain neutral in Nikolas Cruz's sentencing trial.
Jurors in Cruz's sentencing trial will be able to follow the path he took during his mass shooting of the Florida high school.
The jury will decide whether he will receive the death penalty or life in prison after pleading guilty to 17 counts of murder and 17 more of attempted murder.
The state, during a hearing Thursday, said Cruz claimed that his alternate personality "hatred" is the one that committed the 2018 massacre.
Because Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz's Instagram posts were public, a judge ruled the prosecution can use them in his February penalty trial.
A Florida jury will decide whether to give Nikolas Cruz life in prison or the death penalty in a trial now postponed to February 21.
The judge agreed with prosecutors that said statements will be written in advance and given to Nikolas Cruz's attorneys before parents read them to the jury.
"I'd like to be able to move on from ever thinking of him again," said Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter died in the 2018 school shooting in Florida.
A month after Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to 17 counts of murder, attorneys for the families of those killed announced a settlement has been reached.
Guttenberg has become deeply involved in activism since losing his 14-year-old daughter, Jaime Guttenberg, in the 2018 Parkland, Florida, shooting.
"It's absolutely ridiculous," said the father of one of the victims, Gina Montalto.
Judge Elizabeth Scherer told the 23-year-old at a plea hearing that the "best-case scenario" is that he will die in prison.
Fred Guttenberg criticized Nikolas Cruz's decision to not plead guilty sooner, saying it put his family and others "through hell" for years.
Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder at the trial of the Parkland school shooting.