Florida lawyer steps in before Nikolas Cruz’s defense pleads his case

The defense is expected to plead its case from Monday during the trial of Nikolas Cruz. “I think the prosecution has done an outstanding job of painting a terrific and horrific picture,” said State Representative Michael Gottlieb, criminal defense attorney at Broward and Palm. Beach counties. “Now it’s up to the defense to build their case and show mitigating circumstances.” The prosecution has pleaded its case over the past month, painting a vivid picture of the horrific mass shooting where Cruz murdered 17 people at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018. Will try to humanize it by as a pathetic, sympathetic individual who just hasn’t had a fighting chance in life and therefore doesn’t deserve to die, and that’s the picture they’ll want to paint,” Gottlieb said. He said the defense would try to spend as much time as possible casting doubt on the prosecution’s case by trying to convince the jury that Cruz was not responsible for his thoughts. That’s the picture they’ll want to paint, that it’s just an individual who doesn’t think well and then you want to add to that. His brain isn’t 100% organically and he hasn’t had a foster family life,” Gottlieb said. “If they can paint that picture, they’ll get a life verdict. People will feel sympathy for Nikolas Cruz if this image is painted appropriately. then you’re going to win the case, you’re going to have at least one resistance, and that’s all they need. School shooter Gottlieb says he doesn’t think Cruz is going to speak up in his own defense. . “The trial is expected to last until November.” This AR-15’s cannon just ambushed our class’: Parkland teacher’s moving testimony at sentencing trial

The defense is expected to plead its case from Monday during the trial of Nikolas Cruz.

“I think the prosecution has done an outstanding job of painting a terrific and horrific picture,” said state Rep. Michael Gottlieb, a criminal defense attorney in Broward and Palm Beach counties. “Now it’s up to the defense to build their case and show mitigating circumstances.”

He said the defense would try to make at least one juror feel bad enough for Cruz that that person wouldn’t agree to the death penalty.

The prosecution has pleaded its case over the past month, painting a stark picture of the horrific mass shooting where Cruz murdered 17 people at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018.

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“A shrewd defense attorney is going to try to humanize him as a pathetic, sympathetic individual who just hasn’t had a fighting chance in life and therefore doesn’t deserve to die, and that’s the picture they’re going to want to paint,” Gottlieb said.

He said the defense would try to spend as much time as possible casting doubt on the prosecution’s case by trying to convince the jury that Cruz was not responsible for his thoughts.

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“That’s the image they’ll want to paint, that he’s just an individual who doesn’t think well and you want to add to that. His brain isn’t organically 100% and he didn’t have not to nurture family life,” Gottlieb said. “If they can paint that picture, then they’ll get a verdict for life. People will feel sympathy for Nikolas Cruz if this image is painted appropriately.

“The way the jurors wept for the victims of Stoneman Douglas, if you’re able as a defense attorney to paint a picture of sympathy for Cruz, then you’re going to win the case, you’re going to have at least one resister, and that’s all they need.”

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Gottlieb says he doesn’t think Cruz is going to speak up in his own defense.

“You want to try to show that you have a remorseful client. I think it’s going to be difficult with Cruz because I think he’s kind of detached.”

The trial is expected to last until November.

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