Parkland School Shooter Faces Victims In Court In Sentencing Hearing

UNITED STATES - MARCH 25: David Hogg, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., speaks on the East Front of the Capitol during a rally to organize letters to be delivered to congressional offices calling for an expansion of background checks on gun purchases on Monday, March 25, 2019. The Letters for Change event was held in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the March For Our Lives DC. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

At a glance

  • A jury spared the 24-year-old from the death penalty last month, instead handing down a recommendation of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 14 students and three staff members.
  • Survivors of the shooting and victims’ loved ones had the chance to deliver impact statements before the sentence was formally announced.
  • With so many wishing to be heard, the sentencing is expected to take place Wednesday, according to the Broward State Attorney’s Office.

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