Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz May Lose $800G Inheritance
Suspected Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz may never see a hefty inheritance from his dead parents, court records show.
If the Broward County Public Defender’s Office has its way, everything 19-year-old Cruz gets will go to paying off his court battle. The office on Tuesday asked a judge to determine if the alleged mass killer is eligible for taxpayer-funded legal help even if he has the assets to afford a private attorney.
A 17th Judicial Circuit court filing states Cruz “may be a beneficiary” for his mother, Lynda Cruz, 68, who died of pneumonia in November 2017.
The teen told a family caring for him after his mother’s death he would have access to an $800,000 trust fund when he turned 22, the family’s attorney told the Miami Herald.
The fund reportedly includes assets from Cruz’s father, Roger Cruz, who died in 2004, and his mother.