Florida Shooter Had Bloodcurdling Reaction When He Entered Court Today During Victims’ Funerals
Life for the teenagers in Parkland Florida who’s high school was the scene of a mass shooting on Wednesday will probably never be the same.
It’s unlikely that they’ll ever forget that day, no matter how hard they try. and it’s even less likely that they’ll ever be able to forget the friends they lost that day.
The death of 14 students and three teachers leaves a hole in that community that nothing will ever fill again.
The monster that is responsible for these horrific events was leisurely walking down the street when he was apprehended. All reports indicate that he has taken a completely nonchalant approach to the entire proceedings. He appeared in court today for the first time, and his total lack of emotion had a chilling effect on those who saw it.
Nikolas Cruz is the defendant responsible for 17 deaths, but his actions left a mark on far more people.
The survivors and the family of those who died were left speechless at the way Cruz has acted as if he’s been busted on petty theft instead of facing life in prison. Daily Mail reports that his hearing was held at the same time as the funeral of one of the kids that he ruthlessly murdered in his rampage:
“Nikolas Cruz, the teenage gunman who slaughtered 17 people in a high school massacre last Wednesday, appeared in court on Monday.
The 19-year-old did not look up once as he sat at the defense table in a red prison jumpsuit.
It was a procedural hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Cruz was joined by his sympathetic public defender Melissa McNeill who last week put her arm around his shoulder as he faced a judge. She described him as a ‘broken person’.
The hearing was at the request of his defense and was to do with documents which the defense want to keep sealed.
Judge Elizabeth Scherer granted their request and said the document was ‘solely’ to do with them having access to Cruz. She did not say what the files contained.
Cruz is being held in a maximum security prison on 17 counts of murder.
On Monday, he shuffled out of court with shackles around his waist and feet.
As Cruz appeared in court in Fort Lauderdale, funerals for his victims continued near the school.
On Monday, 14-year-old Alaina Paige was laid to rest at a funeral at her Mormon church.
Grieving students brought pink flowers to the service.
Among the mourners were children who brought stuffed animals for comfort.
Hers was the most recent of 17 funerals which will take place as a result of Cruz’s rampage.
In a statement released earlier in the week, Alaina’s family said she ‘served her community’. She, like fellow victim Peter Wang, was a member of the JTROC cadets.
‘Alaina loved to serve. She served her community through her participation in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas JROTC program and her countless hours of service as a volunteer for the ‘Helping Hands’ program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.’
The kind-hearted teenager also went to Florida last year to help with the clean-up after Hurricane Irma, her family said.
‘Her selfless service brought peace and joy to those that had lost everything during the storm.
‘While we will not have the opportunity to watch her grow up and become the amazing woman we know she would become, we are keeping an eternal perspective.
‘We are grateful for the knowledge that Alaina is a part of our eternal family and that we will reunite with her.
‘This knowledge and unabiding faith in our Heavenly Father’s plan gives us comfort during this difficult time.’
Luke Hoyer’s funeral was also taking place.
The 15-year-old’s family eulogized him earlier in the week, telling The Sun Sentinel in an obituary that he was a boy of ‘simple tastes’.
‘He loved his family, his dogs and his friends.
‘Luke didn’t need to say much; just having him around made the room feel warm and welcoming.
‘His smile and good nature will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him. We will continue to feel his presence in our hearts and souls.
‘He will always be our Lukey-Bear,’ they said.
The funerals of Meadow Pollack and Alyssa Alhadeff were both buried on Friday.
Three adults were also killed.
They were Aaron Feis, 37, Scott Beigel, 35, and Chris Hixon, 49.
All three men died trying to protect students from Cruz’s bullets. On Sunday, Beigel was buried by his fiancee.
Separate services were also held for Jaime Guttenberg, 14, and Alex Schachter, 14.”
These are just some of the people who left their homes on Wednesday without knowing that it was their last day on earth. These are the people whose memories we will have to carry on, and who the court system has to find justice for. If you would like to see pictures and ages of each of the victims of last Wednesday’s attack, they can be found here.
A complete lack of empathy is that is being displayed by Cruz is a classic symptom of a sociopath. If he were being wrongly accused, that would be an emotion, if he has just snapped and did something he regrets, that’s a different emotion. There’s none of that, there’s just a person who doesn’t seem to grasp the gravity of anything, and it’s chilling. That’s who prison was designed for; the people who haven’t learned anything, and who are still a danger to the world. He’s who prison was invented for, and we sure hope he enjoys it.