- Letters Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz wrote to a woman in the United Kingdom and to his brother were released by the Broward State Attorney’s Office on Monday.
- The woman, only identified in letters as Miley, reportedly helped form a Facebook group about Cruz after the Parkland shooting.
- In letters to Miley, Cruz spoke about marriage and his desire to have children, which he wanted to name “Kalashnikov, Markov, Remington.”
- The 46 pages of letters are part of the state’s legal case against Cruz, who is accused of killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last year. The state attorney’s office is seeking the death penalty.
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Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz wrote a series of love letters from jail to a woman in the United Kingdom in which he proposed marriage and said he wanted to name his children after guns, according to newly released court documents.
The letters, which were released by the Broward State Attorney’s Office on Monday, were seized from Cruz’s cell last year, CBS4 News reported.
In one letter, he spoke about marrying the woman and contemplated having children.
“Do you want children? I really want children I want 3 boys and girls, maybe more lol. The boys names will be Kalashnikov, Markov, Remington,” he said.
The 46 pages of letters, published in full by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, are part of the state’s legal case against Cruz. The state also released letters Cruz wrote to his brother, Liam.
The state attorney’s office is seeking the death penalty against 20-year-old Cruz, who police say confessed to shooting 34 people – killing 17 – at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018.
None of the letters to Cruz from the woman were published by the attorney’s office.
The woman, identified only as Miley, was one of Cruz’s supporters who helped form a Facebook group about him after the Parkland shooting, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Cruz did not speak about the shooting in the letters, and instead asked the woman about her hobbies and professed his love for her.
He also detailed how he acted out in school and explored his thoughts on the death penalty.
“Letting someone inject me with long last sleep its kind of what I want, but I’m unsure of myself so I’m just letting people save me from myself, saving me from something that I can never return from,” he said in one letter.
All of the letters were dating from mid-October to mid-November 2018.
Cruz has been charged with killing the 17 people in Parkland last year. His attorneys have said he will plead guilty for a life sentence instead of the death penalty, according to the Associated Press.
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