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Florida shooter has $432,000 and pubic defenders??? No.

solus

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There is no reason for us taxpayers to pay for this murderer’s defense.
Sigh...again eye95 what is with WHIO’s newspeek shock and awe & sensationalism ~ look at their 1 May copyrighted headline:

Massacre defendant's attorneys want judge to remove them

Now the headline from NAPLE’s FL 25 April article:

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz to get inheritance; public defenders want off the case


Interestingly WHIO’s snippet leaves out the specific details to present Ohio’s readers an entirely different perspective!
 

color of law

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Here is the actual story.
The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation.

The Broward County Public Defender’s Office filed the unexpected notice late Wednesday, saying Nikolas Cruz is set to receive more than $432,000 shortly from his late mother’s life insurance policy. Under state law, the public defender can only represent defendants who cannot afford private attorneys.
(my bolding)

There is no "unexpectedly" about it. State law requires it.

This 625 word story is actually a non-story.
 

solus

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Oh sure CoL throw the facts and truth at us...LOL 😢 we have broad shoulders and can take it!
 
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