Accused Florida High School shooter, Nikolas Cruz, reportedly told authorities “demons” made him open fire in his alma mater.
ABC news reports Cruz told investigators that voices in his head told him how to conduct the attack where he allegedly murdered 17 students in teachers in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
One source who knew the suspect say he was “depressed” after his adoptive mother’s death, while another described him as a weapons enthusiast and “psycho.”
“I know he had been having some issues with them, especially the older one. He was being a problem. I know he did have some issues, and he may have been taking medication. [He] did have some kind of emotional problems or difficulties,” family member Barbara Kumbatovich told the Sun Sentinel. “[Lynda] kept a really close handle on both boys. They were not major issues, as far as I know, just things teenagers do like not coming home on time, maybe being disrespectful.”
Cruz’s public defender told Local News 10 the defendant will plead guilty immediately in exchange for a state promise to not seek the death penalty.