Brother Of Parkland School Shooter Gets A New Life — And A Free Apartment — Out Of State

May 11, 2018

The brother of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz will be allowed to start a new life — out of state, with a new home and job.

A Broward judge allowed 18-year-old Zachary Cruz, who is under court supervision for trespassing at the school his brother attacked, to transfer his probation to Virginia. That's where he'll be under the care of Nexus Services, a company that says its helps people rebuild their lives after incarceration.

Cruz is being represented by Nexus Derechos Humanos, the company's civil-rights legal aid branch. He is suing the Broward Sheriff's Office, State Attorney's Office and court system for what his lawyers say was heavy handed treatment after he was arrested for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in March.

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