The jury of the Nikolas Cruz Parkland trial said she was ‘threated’ by another panel during deliberation.

The jury that sentenced Florida school shooter Nicholas Cruz to life in prison this week said he was threatened by another jury during the trial. Prosecutors in the case are asking law enforcement to interview an anonymous jury after she told the State Attorney’s Office that “she received what was perceived as a threat.” “Juror X spoke with her support staff and said during her jury that she felt threatened by her fellow jurors while she was in her jury room. “The state did not call jury X again, but instead filed a notice with the court.” News of the suspected threat came hours after Cruz was exempted from the death penalty and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Cruz pleaded guilty to the murders of 14 students and three faculty members in February last year. The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on May 14, 2018. According to an application filed Thursday evening by the Broward County Attorney’s Office, “Juror X” called the State Attorney’s Office at 2:00 p.m. on Friday to speak with Assistant Assistant Attorney General Michael Satz, who was the chief prosecutor during the trial. The jury in Nikolas Cruz alleges that they were “intimidated” during the hearing. At the AP hearing, prosecutors emphasized that the application was entirely about safety and that the State Attorney’s Office would not be involved. “I honestly don’t want to touch this with a 10-foot pole,” the prosecution said. said Caroline McCann. “The only reason we do this is because we can’t ignore safety concerns,” McCann added. The jury recommended that Cruz be sentenced to life in prison for her. REUTERS Judge Elizabeth Scherer also agreed. A jury of seven men and five women had to unanimously vote in favor of at least one of the 17 items under consideration to recommend a death sentence. The jury concluded that although there were good reasons for the death sentence, the “military circumstances” presented by the trial recommended that Cruz be sentenced to life in prison. Three jurors voted for life in the final ballot, jury Benjamin Thomas told local reporters. The two were willing to reconsider, he said, but one was “a firm refusal” to die. State Attorney’s Assistant Carolyn McCann said she was intervening because safety was an issue. AP “Really specific [juror] he [Cruz] I was heartbroken.” said Thomas. In a memo sent to the judge on Thursday, jury Denise Cunha defended her decision to vote for life in prison. Ahead of her trial, she denied that she was willing to vote that way. Without further explanation, Cunha said: “When I said I would vote for life in prison, some juries were very tense and some were very offended. It is unclear whether Cunha was the jury who made the threat allegation. Victims’ families expressed disgust when the verdict was read, and many criticized it as inappropriate given Cruz’s sober behavior. Cruz is due to be officially sentenced by Judge Elizabeth Scherer on November 1. At an AP press conference, one parent said Cruz was a “deserving death” animal. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also expressed disappointment with the jury’s decision. Cruz is officially awarded by Scherer on November 1st.

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