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The state attorney in Broward County, FL, announced Tuesday he intends to seek the death penalty in the Parkland school shooting case.

In a news release, Broward State Attorney Michael Satz said he had filed the Notice of Intent to Seek Death in the case against 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, reports NPR.

Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month.

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Cruz's attorneys had sought to resolve the case without a trial, by offering to have Cruz plead guilty to all 34 counts in exchange for life in prison.

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