More than four years after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the procedure to determine the gunman's fate is underway.
The process of finding the 12 jurors who could recommend Nikolas Cruz be given a death sentence or life in prison without parole began on April 4.
The jury selection was expected to take several weeks with many potential jurors seeking to be excluded for scheduling and other conflicts.
Cruz, now 23, killed 14 students and 3 staff members at Stoneman Douglas on Feb. 14, 2018. Six months ago, he entered guilty pleas to 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 more attempted murder counts.
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The penalty trial, which will be presided over by Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, is expected to last several months.
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