Hearing Set To Determine If MSD Shooter's Statement Should Be Made Public

How much of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz's statement to investigators should be made public? 

That is the pressing issue going before a judge this Monday.

A hearing is set Monday on whether any or all of the Parkland shooting suspect's statement should be released. Attorneys for the 19-year-old Cruz want most of the statement to be suppressed.  

They argue that a release of the statement would improperly influence jurors in Cruz's trial.

News organizations including The Associated Press want as much of the statement released as possible. 

Florida law requires most evidence to be made public once it is turned over by prosecutors to the defense.

Cruz faces the death penalty if convicted of killing 17 people in the Valentine's Day attack on the South Florida high school.

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