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Neuropsychologist testifies at Parkland school shooter’s sentencing trial | September 12 ctm magazine



Attorneys for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz are building a case that his birth mother’s alcohol abuse while she was pregnant left him with severe behavioral problems. A Seattle-area neuropsychologist testified Monday that people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder show at a young age problems with motor skills, impulse control, socializing and paying attention — problems previous defense testimony showed Cruz had. Cruz pleaded guilty to killing 17 people and injuring 17 others in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. A jury will decide if he is sentenced to death or life without parole.

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34 Comments

  • Alice Morél on September 13, 2022

    Why is this still going on ?

  • Alice Morél on September 13, 2022

    Ok I feel like this is going so slowly because the judge is not good at judging matters

  • CBS News on September 13, 2022

    Click here for more videos on the penalty trial for Parkland school shooter: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEb3ThbkPrFYYf7rqiJjKdve-5X2kOOrg

  • Chris Holcombe on September 13, 2022

    Yes !
    Save the demented !
    Fight for abortion !
    2022 ?????

  • Boş yaşamlar on September 13, 2022

    Im not from U.S.A so ı don't know about your judgement system can you pls explain me why this court still contining ??? thats crazy. If it was happened in my country it would be finished when it happened

  • Booba-Doll on September 13, 2022

    How does a judge not know that Washington State is 3hrs behind Florida?! It’s not like it’s in the middle of the country and unsure which time Zone. She seems very unprofessional, cold and spastic.

  • Magpie on September 13, 2022

    This Judge is a Joke
    she is more concerned with puckering her lips and flipping her hair for the cameras.
    This case is costing US millions.
    This demonic beast should be cuffed and shackled in a orange suit with ONE attorney .

  • Magpie on September 13, 2022

    Let this demonic out and let the public rid us of him !

  • steve edward on September 13, 2022

    He is supposed to be so slow and un-developed mentally and all yet he was very detailed and efficient in his research for this mass shooting. His internet searches reveal that. He totally knew what he was doing.

  • micheal chuckle on September 13, 2022

    Why is this dude alive

  • Plant Love A. on September 13, 2022

    Is he paying for his defense with his mother’s inheritance?

  • Andrew S on September 13, 2022

    They are ready for action in the courtroom but don’t have a witness???????

  • Andrew S on September 13, 2022

    Has anyone else realized that one lady (I assume she’s a lawyer), she always asks the judge if she can approach the witness?

  • Nydia Garag on September 13, 2022

    That judge is a joke . She constantly drops papers on the floor . Then she TOTALLY FORGOT that the witness of Kentucky( A retired drug abuser prostitute and frien of Brenda Nick's mother )doesn't live in Kentucky no more but instead she lives in the town of Leesburg fl. were she dedicate her self to help other addicts in wich we are very proud to know she changed her life and have being clean for 25 years . Good for her not everyone can make it that far . Jajajaaaa Jaja what a joke all this circus trial he already pleaded guilty and giving him death is not going to bring those victims back and doesn't guarantee that this mass SHOOTINGS will not happen again 🙏🇵🇷🙏🇵🇷🙏🇵🇷🙏

  • Larraine Larkin on September 13, 2022

    Maybe if the court room looked more like court and not an office conference the lawyers might treat it more seriously. The way some are eating and chatting to each other all why witnesses are giving evidence etc SO unprofessional.

  • Nydia Garag on September 13, 2022

    Is this is a Trial or a Neurological school ???

  • Mommyslife21 on September 14, 2022

    Judge is completely unprofessional

  • xiomana xoxoxo on September 14, 2022

    This kid could have been in a mental state hospital for children I can imagine the advances we would have made in these home placement places if Ronald Reagan didn’t defund and drain mental state hospitals of all financial support as a result many closed and we had epidemic of mass shootings and widespread national homelessness that followed. Other countries followed suit as conservative parties moved funding from mental health services to defense and building up the military.

  • Michelle Norris on September 14, 2022

    Nikolas Cruz showed extreme behavioral problems in the classroom, but it's obvious he can sit quietly & focus in a long penalty trial!!

  • Michelle Norris on September 14, 2022

    The Defense team appears to be very badly organised & the Judge is finally putting her foot down!

  • Antoinette Espach on September 14, 2022

    Facial expression form the defence team is so unprofessional, wonder if they get paid for defending this bratt?

  • Gera Rozanova on September 14, 2022

    This judge is too young and unprofessional. This is a court room, she is complaining about "why was this not done already" too often, do not rush a court hearing. Stop thinking about the Jury or your lunch break. Wtf. Nobody should be rushed… nothing should ever be rushed. Justice will never be served if you rush people constantly through the hearing.

  • Jennifer Law on September 14, 2022

    How long is the 12 jurors going to vote for the death penalty? Geeeeez!!!!!!! This case is taken too long to wrap this case.

  • Allwayzangry on September 14, 2022

    It takes this long?? Wow what a waste of money

  • VANESSA FELDMAN on September 14, 2022

    Can this be done already? He pleaded guilty…why waste the time and tax payers money. Capital crime…capital punishment.

  • VANESSA FELDMAN on September 14, 2022

    Alot of kids have had a hard start to life. Most don't gun down 17 innocent people. Nickolas deserves the death penalty for his crimes. Stop wasting our tax dollars with this bs. He did it…he admitted to doing it.

  • fpslucky13 on September 15, 2022

    The judge is catty. She’s rude! I’m sure she’s such a nice person 😂

  • Nathalie Voit on September 15, 2022

    He must feel like a looney having himself analyzed like that

  • Jennifer Law on September 16, 2022

    Obviously The Defense attorney is acting like a high school kids.

  • catherine armstrong on September 16, 2022

    Interesting testimony. There are not many specialists with a solid background in FAS so they will look for the mental illnesses they know. I do believe he has FAS, as i work with these children when they are younger. It is sad that people still drink during their pregnancy. He is brain damaged . Explaining behavior that is not normal does not mean I am “making excuses.” I believe it’s more comfortable for people to just write this type of behavior off as “pure evil,” because then we can wash our hands of the societal failures that contribute to these events. Can we give him the punishment he deserves AND face some of the things we can do better as a society?

  • daniel berman on September 18, 2022

    after what the judge said this trial is a mistrial, she needs to call it over! This is a total violation of due process! Nikolas Cruz is still entitled to a fair trial! Further there is a member of the Jury who is pregnant!

  • Xavier Chandler on September 18, 2022

    This was actually very educational for those who do not know. Alcoholics NEED to watch this! Especially if they plan to be pregnant during the time. The butch of a mother of Nick never laid her hands off of drinking and drugs the whole time, so think about how (at all stages for the fetus) was consuming all alcohol. Its absurd and abortion unfortunatly should be ruled as an obligation at that point

  • Hope Lieb on September 18, 2022

    This really falls on the biological mother with all her drinking and drugs during her pregnancy. I feel sorry for Nikolas that he had difficulties in his life. If it wasn't for his mother doing alcohol and the drugs during her pregnancy Nikolas would've had a better life now. He wouldn't be in the court room being sentenced.

  • Nico Valentine on September 19, 2022

    Aw, that's terrible. Anyways, you're going to die in prison, Dickless Cruz. Enjoy the needle.

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