Parkland school shooter’s verdict: Count 2 in penalty phase is Martin Duque
Count two of 17 in the penalty phase is for the murder of Martin Duque who Nikolas Cruz killed on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, according to Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer.
Martin, 14, was a freshman. He was standing outside of classroom 1215 when he was shot eight times and died of his wounds, according to Chief Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz.
Aside from the fatal wounds to the face, Dr. Iouri Boiko, who performed Martin’s autopsy, said in court the teenage boy suffered defensive wounds on his hands and arms.
Martin, a Mexican-American, was a dedicated member of his school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and he dreamed of becoming a U.S. NAVY Seal.
Victim impact statement
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