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Parkland Massacre Shooter Thinks He’ll Get Out, ‘Help Others’

At a glance

  • Cruz faces life behind bars or death penalty. He will never be free.
  • The 23-year-old’s thoughts about potential life after incarceration revealed to mental health expert on defense team, with case now in penalty phase.
  • Thoughts reportedly revealed last year in Florida jail as expert fitted Cruz for external brain scan.
  • Expert says Cruz still has “irrational thoughts.”
  • At hearings this week, defense set to ask judge to allowed the expert to testify, while prosecution wants such testimony barred.

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