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.
NEW: Broward State Attorney files notice of intent to seek the death penalty for alleged Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz. pic.twitter.com/m8VHcWj4PX
— ABC News (@ABC) March 13, 2018
JUST IN: Florida prosecutor says he plans to seek death penalty against alleged Parkland school shooter.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 13, 2018
A plea deal is still a possibility for Cruz. The only other sentence for Cruz if convicted would be life in prison without parole.