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By CURT ANDERSON
AP Legal Affairs Writer 

Lawyer: Florida school shooting suspect needs public defense

 

April 12, 2018



FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should continue to be represented at taxpayer expense because he likely does not have the assets to pay a private lawyer for what will rapidly balloon into a multi-million dollar case, his public defenders told a judge Wednesday.

The Broward County Public Defender's office urged Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer to continue classifying Cruz as indigent despite evidence he could have access to $30,000 or more. They said that's far too little to hire a lawyer for such a massive death penalty case that could last for yea...



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