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Parkland shooter entitled to hefty inheritance; public defender asks to withdraw from his case

Because Nikolas Cruz is entitled to half of a nearly $865,000 life insurance policy, the Broward Public Defender's Office has filed to withdraw from representing him in his death penalty case, court records show.

The Broward Public Defender’s Office has asked to withdraw from confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz’s death penalty case, court records show.

The teen is entitled to half of a nearly $865,000 life insurance policy as of April 23, the court filing shows.

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Because the public defender’s office represents indigent clients, Cruz becomes ineligible for their services, according to the filing.

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