Florida Public Defender Withdraws From Nikolas Cruz Trial Over Life Insurance Payment

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Under state law the public defender can only represent defendants who cannot afford private attorneys. Cruz has pleaded not guilty though Finkelstein has said he would plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence. because confessed parkland shooter nikolas cruz is entitled to $430 south florida attorneys say. The Broward Public Defenders Office filed a notice late Wednesday with a request to withdraw from the case. Weekes said hed been unaware of the insurance payment and cannot represent Cruz because hes no longer indigent. The public defenders argued that state law bars them from representing a defendant who can afford private attorneys. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX BUSINESS APPCircuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer has yet to set a hearing on the public defenders motion to withdraw from the case

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