Ron DeSantis said it’s a ‘miscarriage of justice’ that the Parkland shooter got a life sentence instead of the death penalty

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis weighed in on the jury’s verdict on the Parkland shooter.
DeSantis said he did not think “anything else is appropriate except a capital sentence.”
The shooter was sentenced to life in prison for killing 13 students and three staff members.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the Parkland shooter should have been given the death penalty and not a life sentence in prison.

Speaking at an event in Cape Coral, Florida, DeSantis commented on the jury’s verdict of the gunman who killed 14 students and three staff members at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. On Thursday, a jury recommended that the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, 24, be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

“I think that — if you have a death penalty at all — this is a case where you’re massacring those students with premeditation, in utter disregard for basic humanity, that you deserve the death penalty,” DeSantis said. 

Jury foreman Benjamin Thomas told CBS…

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