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Date: 02-17-2018

Case Style:

State of Florida v. Nikolas Jacob Cruz

Broward County Courthouse - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Case Number: 18001958CF10A

Judge: Elizabeth Scherer

Court: Circuit Court, Broward County, Florida

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Defendant's Attorney:

Description: Fort Lauderdale, FL - Nikolas Cruz Charged With 17 Counts of Capital Murder

Court Docket:

Broward County Case Number: 18001958CF10A
State Reporting Number: 062018CF001958A88810
Court Type: Capital Homicide
Case Type: Capital Homicide - Report Purposes
Filing Date: 02/15/2018
Case Status: Pending
Court Location: Central Courthouse
Judge ID / Name: Scherer - FJ, Elizabeth
Magistrate Id / Name: N/A
BCCN: 0893407

Party(ies)Total: 2
State State of Florida
Defendant Cruz, Nikolas Jacob

Gender: Male
Race: White
Complexion: Light
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 131
Eye: Hazel
Hair: Brown
DOB: 09/24/1998
Birth City: Margate
Birth State: FL 8442 Lakeview Trail
Parkland, FL 33076
Citation(s)Total: 0
There is no citation information available for this case.
Charge(s)Total: 17
02/14/2018 1 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 2 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 3 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 4 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 5 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 6 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 7 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 8 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 9 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 10 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 11 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 12 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 13 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 14 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 15 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 16 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
02/14/2018 17 (F1) Murder Premeditated
Current Statute: (CF1)FXXU
Filing Agency: Parkland PD
Warrant(s)Total: 0
There is no Warrant information available for this case.
Bond(s)Total: 0
There is no Bond information available for this case.
Arrest(s)Total: 17
02/14/2018 1 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 2 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 3 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 4 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 5 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 6 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 7 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 8 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 9 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 10 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 11 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 12 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 13 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 14 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 15 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 16 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
02/14/2018 17 PR18000014 Arrest
Offense: Murder Premeditated
Degree: (F1)
Statute: FXXU
OBTS Number: 0607240928
Disposition(s)Total: 0
There is no Disposition information available for this case.
Collection(s)Total: 0
There is no Collection information available for this case.
Event(s) & Document(s)Total: 4
02/15/2018 Electronic Case

02/15/2018 Hrg Held / Magistrate Findings/Order - Probable Cause Found
3
02/15/2018 Arrest Paperwork
7
02/15/2018 Order appointing counsel on interim basis
1

Florida Statutes Title XLVI. Crimes Section 782.04

(1)(a) The unlawful killing of a human being:
1. When perpetrated from a premeditated design to effect the death of the person killed or any human being;
2. When committed by a person engaged in the perpetration of, or in the attempt to perpetrate, any:
a. Trafficking offense prohibited by s. 893.135(1),
b. Arson,
c. Sexual battery,
d. Robbery,
e. Burglary,
f. Kidnapping,
g. Escape,
h. Aggravated child abuse,
i. Aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult,
j. Aircraft piracy,
k. Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb,
l. Carjacking,
m. Home-invasion robbery,
n. Aggravated stalking,
o. Murder of another human being,
p. Resisting an officer with violence to his or her person,
q. Aggravated fleeing or eluding with serious bodily injury or death,
r. Felony that is an act of terrorism or is in furtherance of an act of terrorism, including a felony under s. 775.30, s. 775.32, s. 775.33, s. 775.34, or s. 775.35, or
s. Human trafficking; or
3. Which resulted from the unlawful distribution by a person 18 years of age or older of any of the following substances, or mixture containing any of the following substances, when such substance or mixture is proven to be the proximate cause of the death of the user:
a. A substance controlled under s. 893.03(1);
b. Cocaine, as described in s. 893.03(2)(a)4.;
c. Opium or any synthetic or natural salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of opium;
d. Methadone;
e. Alfentanil, as described in s. 893.03(2)(b)1.;
f. Carfentanil, as described in s. 893.03(2)(b)6.;
g. Fentanyl, as described in s. 893.03(2)(b)9.;
h. Sufentanil, as described in s. 893.03(2)(b)29.; or
i. A controlled substance analog, as described in s. 893.0356, of any substance specified in sub-subparagraphs a.-h.,

is murder in the first degree and constitutes a capital felony, punishable as provided in s. 775.082.
(b) In all cases under this section, the procedure set forth in s. 921.141 shall be followed in order to determine sentence of death or life imprisonment. If the prosecutor intends to seek the death penalty, the prosecutor must give notice to the defendant and file the notice with the court within 45 days after arraignment. The notice must contain a list of the aggravating factors the state intends to prove and has reason to believe it can prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The court may allow the prosecutor to amend the notice upon a showing of good cause.
(2) The unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual, is murder in the second degree and constitutes a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3) When a human being is killed during the perpetration of, or during the attempt to perpetrate, any:
(a) Trafficking offense prohibited by s. 893.135(1),
(b) Arson,
(c) Sexual battery,
(d) Robbery,
(e) Burglary,
(f) Kidnapping,
(g) Escape,
(h) Aggravated child abuse,
(i) Aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult,
(j) Aircraft piracy,
(k) Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb,
(l) Carjacking,
(m) Home-invasion robbery,
(n) Aggravated stalking,
(o) Murder of another human being,
(p) Aggravated fleeing or eluding with serious bodily injury or death,
(q) Resisting an officer with violence to his or her person, or
(r) Felony that is an act of terrorism or is in furtherance of an act of terrorism, including a felony under s. 775.30, s. 775.32, s. 775.33, s. 775.34, or s. 775.35,

by a person other than the person engaged in the perpetration of or in the attempt to perpetrate such felony, the person perpetrating or attempting to perpetrate such felony commits murder in the second degree, which constitutes a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(4) The unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated without any design to effect death, by a person engaged in the perpetration of, or in the attempt to perpetrate, any felony other than any:
(a) Trafficking offense prohibited by s. 893.135(1),
(b) Arson,
(c) Sexual battery,
(d) Robbery,
(e) Burglary,
(f) Kidnapping,
(g) Escape,
(h) Aggravated child abuse,
(i) Aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult,
(j) Aircraft piracy,
(k) Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb,
(l) Unlawful distribution of any substance controlled under s. 893.03(1), cocaine as described in s. 893.03(2)(a)4., or opium or any synthetic or natural salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of opium by a person 18 years of age or older, when such drug is proven to be the proximate cause of the death of the user,
(m) Carjacking,
(n) Home-invasion robbery,
(o) Aggravated stalking,
(p) Murder of another human being,
(q) Aggravated fleeing or eluding with serious bodily injury or death,
(r) Resisting an officer with violence to his or her person, or
(s) Felony that is an act of terrorism or is in furtherance of an act of terrorism, including a felony under s. 775.30, s. 775.32, s. 775.33, s. 775.34, or s. 775.35,

is murder in the third degree and constitutes a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(5) As used in this section, the term “terrorism” means an activity that:
(a)1. Involves a violent act or an act dangerous to human life which is a violation of the criminal laws of this state or of the United States; or
2. Involves a violation of s. 815.06; and
(b) Is intended to:
1. Intimidate, injure, or coerce a civilian population;
2. Influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
3. Affect the conduct of government through destruction of property, assassination, murder, kidnapping, or aircraft piracy.
History.—s. 2, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2380; GS 3205; RGS 5035; s. 1, ch. 8470, 1921; CGL 7137; s. 1, ch. 28023, 1953; s. 712, ch. 71-136; s. 3, ch. 72-724; s. 14, ch. 74-383; s. 6, ch. 75-298; s. 1, ch. 76-141; s. 290, ch. 79-400; s. 1, ch. 82-4; s. 1, ch. 82-69; s. 1, ch. 84-16; s. 6, ch. 87-243; ss. 2, 4, ch. 89-281; s. 4, ch. 90-112; s. 3, ch. 93-212; s. 11, ch. 95-195; s. 18, ch. 96-322; s. 1, ch. 98-417; s. 10, ch. 99-188; s. 16, ch. 2000-320; s. 2, ch. 2001-236; s. 2, ch. 2001-357; s. 1, ch. 2002-212; s. 12, ch. 2005-128; s. 1, ch. 2010-121; s. 2, ch. 2012-21; s. 4, ch. 2014-176; s. 9, ch. 2015-34; s. 2, ch. 2016-13; s. 2, ch. 2016-24; s. 24, ch. 2016-105; s. 4, ch. 2017-1; s. 7, ch. 2017-37; s. 2, ch. 2017-107.

Outcome: Pending

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