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Delay sought in Nikolas Cruz’ jailhouse battery trial after lead defense attorney falls ill

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The South Florida Sun Sentinel
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Attorneys for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz want the first day of jury selection in his battery on a law enforcement case delayed, saying his lead attorney has been seriously ill for the previous few days.

Jury selection in that case was set for Monday morning, but an emergency motion filed in Broward County Circuit Court Sunday said the lead attorney in this case suffered a serious medical emergency on Sept. 30 and has been hospitalized.

The court filing requesting the delay said the assistant state attorney in the case had no objection to continuing the case at a later date.

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