Lawyers for Accused Parkland Gunman Seek Removal from Case

The lawyers representing accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz will be in court today, asking to be removed from the case.

The public defenders say they can't represent Cruz after learning that he's no longer indigent and is set to receive more than $400,000 from his late mother's life insurance policy.

Prosecutors object, saying Cruz will lose that money to lawsuits and this will only delay his trial.

Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for last year's shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.

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