The Parkland school shooting trial
The Parkland school shooting trial has reached a verdict-2022
If the jury wants to recommend the death penalty, it must reach a unanimous decision. In that case, Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer will have the last say.
Even though the courtroom was crowded, you could barely hear a pin drop as victims awaited the outcome of the Parkland school shooter’s sentencing hearing.
Jurors’ decision on whether the shooter should be executed or sentenced to life in prison marked the conclusion of nearly five years of trauma.
In the US, mass shootings are all too prevalent, but the Parkland tragedy on Valentine’s Day 2018 was unique.
On Thursday, the mood in court was just as charged with passion, if not more so.
Families shook their heads in shock as Judge Elizabeth Scherer read out the jury’s verdict, count by count, as they sat in the front seats designated for them.