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‘Burn In Hell’: Parkland Shooting Victims’ Families Speak Out During Sentencing

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Sarah Weaver Social Issues Reporter
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Family members of a victim of the Parkland school shooting addressed the shooter Nikolas Cruz during his sentencing Tuesday.

“I’m too old to see you live out your life sentence, but I hope your every-breathing moment here on earth is miserable and you repent for your sins Nikolas and burn in hell,” said victim Alyssa Alhadeff’s grandmother Theresa Robinovitz. (RELATED: ‘You Deserve The Death Penalty’: DeSantis Reacts To Parkland School Shooter’s Sentencing Recommendation)

Alhadeff’s grandfather also spoke out at the sentencing.

“It is my hope that you go somewhere to meet your maker. And Parkland murderer, I hope your maker sends you directly to hell to burn for the rest of your eternity,” David Robinovitz said.

Cruz pled guilty to murdering 14 students and three teachers at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The jury has recommended life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The jury did not recommend the death penalty, which angered some of the family members of shooting victims.

“I’m disgusted with our legal system. I’m disgusted with those jurors. I’m disgusted with the system,” one victim’s father said. “That you can allow 17 dead and 17 others shot and wounded and not get the death penalty. What do we have the death penalty for? What is the purpose of it? You set a precedent today.”