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Judge moving along Florida school shooting case


April 27, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge is seeking to get things moving in the death penalty case against Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.

Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer at a hearing Friday set a May 4 deadline for defense lawyers to file a demand for evidence from prosecutors.

Scherer also granted a request by Cruz's public defender to waive Florida's speedy trial rule. The rule generally requires that a felony defendant go to trial within 175 days of arrest unless it's waived.

The 19-year-old Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the Fe...

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