Parkland Shooter Due in Court Facing Death Penalty

The young man accused of going on a deadly shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida will be back in court Wednesday.

19-year-old Nikolas Cruz is facing the death penalty, charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.

Officials say a number of issues could come up at Wednesday’s status hearing including the release of evidence and witness interviews.

Defense lawyers say Cruz is willing to plead guilty to the murders if he could dodge the death penalty in exchange for life in prison.

But prosecutors are rejecting the plea.