Parkland school shooter suspect's brother Zachary Cruz to be released from jail

Posted at 1:08 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 16:21:48-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is getting out of jail again after violating probation for previously trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 

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A judge on Thursday ordered 18-year-old Zachary Cruz released anew on probation following his arrest for driving without a valid license and getting too close to a school parking lot. Prosecutors dropped the school proximity allegation because Cruz was simply driving past and was not on the school campus.

Zachary Cruz is on six months' probation in the prior trespassing case, minus a few days of jail time.

Nikolas Cruz is accused of killing 17 people at Stoneman Douglas on Feb. 14. He faces the death penalty but his lawyers say he would plead guilty in exchange for a life prison sentence.

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