Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Accused Stoneman Douglas Shooter

Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing on Feb. 19, 2018 / Getty Images

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The Broward State Attorney's office has filed notice of intent to seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the accused perpetrator of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

According to the Associated Press, the office filed the formal notice Tuesday. Cruz, who is 19, is scheduled for formal arraignment Wednesday on a 34-count indictment, including 17 charges of first-degree murder.

A plea deal is still a possibility for Cruz. The only other sentence for Cruz if convicted would be life in prison without parole.

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