Judge To Rule Over Releasing Parkland Shooter's Mental Health Records

A judge is due to rule by the end of the week on whether the medical records of accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz will be released to prosecutors.

During a hearing yesterday, prosecutors played a video that was posted on Cruz's Instagram account before the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Prosecutors are asking the judge to order a psychologist and an orthopedic clinic to turn over his records so they can discuss his mental state and pre-meditation. Cruz broke his arm before the shooting and he cut off the cast at some point during his alleged planning of the shooting.

The defense is fighting back, claiming Cruz's medical records are confidential and should be protected. Cruz had allegedly told deputies the voices in his head told him to kill people. Cruz could get the death penalty if he's convicted of carrying out last year's shooting.

Source:Miami Herald

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