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Florida School Shooting Suspect Waives Right To Speedy Trial

Nikolas Cruz's case no longer has to go to court within 175 days of his arrest.
Posted at 6:55 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 18:55:35-04

During a court hearing on Friday, the Parkland, Florida, school shooting suspect waived his right to a speedy trial through his attorney. This means his case will not have to go to trail within 175 days of his arrest.

Nikolas Cruz faces 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

His lawyer says he's willing to plead guilty if prosecutors agree not to seek the death penalty. So far, that deal hasn't happened.

He's due back in court May 25.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.