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Live Updates: Day 12 of Parkland School Shooter Death Penalty Trial

The jury will be deciding whether he is executed or receives a sentence of life without parole. For Cruz to get the death penalty, the jury must be unanimous

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A jury of seven men and five women will decide whether Nikolas Cruz should get the death penalty for killing 17 people in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Those 12 jurors plus 10 alternates were chosen after a nearly three-month process.

With the jury set, opening statements and witness testimony began on July 18 for the death penalty trial, which could take four months or possibly longer.

Day 12 of the trial was taking place Thursday afternoon with more prosecution testimony. Jurors toured the site of the shooting Thursday morning.

Cruz, now 23, pleaded guilty in October to 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the shooting.

The jury will be deciding whether he is executed or receives a sentence of life without parole. For Cruz to get the death penalty, the jury must be unanimous.

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