Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney James Lewis didn’t get to bed until 3 o’clock Thursday, and was up two hours later to start the day.

Lewis is one of a handful of Florida lawyers swept into a national horror story in the case of Nikolas Cruz, 19, who is accused of committing one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. He represents a Broward County family who let Cruz move into their home last Thanksgiving weeks after his adoptive mother, Lynda Cruz, died Nov. 1.

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