Nikols Cruz's Financial Assets To Be Examined At Wednesday Hearing

The financial assets of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland high school shooting gunman, will be examined Wednesday at a court hearing.

Cruz has been represented at taxpayer expense, by a Broward County public defender since the Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. With the financial assets, Cruz may be able to hire a private lawyer.

The hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, will look into the matter.

Officials said in March that Cruz had at least $37,000 from a variety of sources, including an insurance policy naming him as a beneficiary following his mother's death in November.

Cruz's lawyers had said there may be more available and promised to research exactly how much.

Cruz was previously declared indigent in his case.

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