(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Florida propagandize sharpened suspect Nikolas Cruz told a investigator that a demon in his conduct — “the immorality side” — told him to burn, kill and destroy, and that he suspicion about going to a park to kill people about a week before 17 people were gunned down at the school, according to a twin of his inquire expelled Monday.
During the more than 11 hours of doubt by Broward sheriff’s Detective John Curcio, Cruz customarily answered in brief sentences or nodded approbation or no, vocalization so gently that the investigator regularly told him to pronounce up. Twice when Curcio left the room, Cruz, 19, accursed at himself and pronounced that he wanted to die, he deserved to die.
“You’re nothin’,” Cruz told himself, followed by cursing.
The inquire will be pored over by prosecutors and invulnerability attorneys if Cruz attempts an stupidity invulnerability or for mitigating factors if he is convicted and faces the genocide penalty. Cruz’s attorneys have pronounced he would beg guilty in sell for a judgment of life but parole.
Prosecutors expelled the 216-page, heavily redacted twin of Cruz’s post-shooting matter after a decider ruled last month that nonconfession portions should be made public. The inquire began about 4 hours after the Feb. 14 sharpened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and about 2½ hours after Cruz was prisoner as he walked down a circuitously street.
The Associated Press and other media had sought the statement’s recover underneath Florida’s extended open annals laws. Cruz’s attorneys had wanted it suppressed, observant the avowal could impede his right to a satisfactory trial.
Cruz’s statements about the sharpened are blacked out, but the twin is differently wide-ranging, traffic with the genocide of Cruz’s parents, his gusto for murdering animals, his former girlfriend, his brother, guns, self-murder attempts and, especially, the voice. He told Curcio the voice seemed after his father died about 15 years ago but got worse after his mom died of pneumonia in November.
Cruz described the voice as a male, about his age, and pronounced the only chairman he ever told about it was his brother.
Curcio asked what the voice told him.
“Burn. Kill. Destroy,” Cruz responded.
“Burn, kill, destroy what?” the investigator asked.
“Anything,” Cruz responded.
He told Curcio that he had to quarrel the voice from holding over, that it was always bad. Curcio questioned that, seeking how it could always be bad if Cruz had hold down a pursuit at a bonus store for two years.
“The voice is in here,” he said, apparently indicating to his head. “And then it’s me. It’s just unchanging me perplexing to be a good person.” Curcio pronounced everybody has a good and bad side.
“Do they really?” Cruz said.
He pronounced the voice attempted to get him to fire people at a park a week earlier. Or maybe it was three. Cruz couldn’t remember exactly, but he didn’t want to do it. Curcio asked because he didn’t.
“I … we don’t know,” he said.
Cruz told Curcio he wanted to join the Army to be a Ranger but he unsuccessful the created examination “because we was stupid.”
Cruz pronounced he bought the AR-15 allegedly used in the sharpened a year before because it was “cool looking” and “to feel safe.” He pronounced he bought other guns but dismissed them only twice, both times into the petrify building of his mother’s garage.
“It didn’t rebound all over ruin and creation?” Curcio asked. No, Cruz replied, observant the bullets embedded in the concrete.
Cruz pronounced he attempted to kill himself with an over-the-counter pain reliever after his mom died and years progressing had attempted to splash himself to genocide because he was lonely.
“You don’t have a lot of friends?” Curcio asked.
“No.” Cruz pronounced he goes fishing with the demon.
Curcio told Cruz he doesn’t trust the voice exists, but Cruz insisted it was there and pronounced he wanted to see a psychiatrist.
At the end of the interrogation, the investigator let Cruz’s 18-year-old hermit into the room.
“You — your — people think you’re a beast now,” Zachary Cruz told him.
“A monster?” Cruz responded.
“You’re not behaving like yourself. Like, why? Like, we’ve … this is not who you are. Like, come on. Why did you do this? This is … don’t even giggle at me,” Zachary Cruz said.
“I’m sorry, dude,” Nikolas Cruz replied.