A grand jury Wednesday handed down a 34-count indictment against Nikolas Jacob Cruz, who’s accused of shooting and killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.
The indictment charges Cruz with 17- counts of first-degree premeditated murder and 17 counts of first-degree attempted murder.
The charges stem from a Valentine’s Day rampage that left 17 students and school employees dead, and wounded 14 others.
Cruz, 19, is a former student at the school. He has confessed to the shooting in a bid to avoid the death penalty.
The first 17 counts of the indictment allege Cruz murdered Luke Hoyer, Martin Duque-Anquiano, Gina Mantalto, Alexander Schachter, Alaina Petty, Alyssa Alhadeff, Nicholas Dworet, Helena Ramsay, Christopher Hixon, Carmen Schentrup, Aaron Feis, Scott Biegel, Meadow Pollack, Cara Loughran, Joaquin Oliver-Padauy, Jaime Guttenberg and Peter Wang.
The remaining 17 counts allege he attempted to murder Ashley Baez, William Olson, Kheshava Managapuram, Justin Colton, Alexander Dworet, Genesis Valentin, Daniela Menescal, Samantha Grady, Samantha Fuentes, Isabel Chequer, Samantha Mayor, Benjamin Wikander, Madeleine Wilford, Marian Kabachenko, Stacey Lippel, Anthony Borges and Kyle Laman.
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