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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz tugs at his shirt collar at the defense table for the verdict in his trial at the Broward County Courthouse on Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The jury recommended Cruz receive a life sentence. Amy Beth Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Zachary Cruz, the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect, makes his first appearance before a judge earlier this week, after he was arrested for trespassing on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool hide caption

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Rocxanne Deschamps tells reporters about Nikolas Cruz, the accused Parkland, Fla., school shooter, who lived with her family after his mother died. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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The Broward County state attorney will seek the death penalty in its case against Nikolas Cruz, who is charged with 17 counts of murder in the Parkland, Fla., shooting. Cruz is seen here at a hearing Feb. 19 in Fort Lauderdale. Getty Images hide caption

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Some Republican lawmakers in Florida are calling on Gov. Rick Scott to remove Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. The sheriff (center) and Scott (right) are seen here on Feb. 15, the day after the shooting. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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