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Stoneman Douglas shooting site won’t come down until next year at the earliest

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Parkland building where a teenage gunman shot and killed 17 people will continue to stand at least until next year, even though the jury deciding the gunman’s fate has already finished its tour of the crime scene. The former freshman building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was originally preserved so that its blood-stained hallways and classrooms could be ...

In the Peterson case, the defense wants jurors to tour the scene.Prosecutors in the Peterson case did not oppose Eiglarsh’s motion to preserve the scene, but they want the jury to go into the 1200 building as well.Broward Circuit Judge Martin Fein, who is presiding over the Peterson case, has not ruled on the extent of the upcoming jury’s visit.The former freshman building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was originally preserved so that its blood-stained hallways and classrooms could be shown to the jury deciding whether confessed killer Nikolas Cruz should be sentenced to life in prison or death.

In the meantime, the building will remain in place, a constant reminder to the Stoneman Douglas and Parkland communities of the terror of 2018.The decision to preserve the scene has been the source of anguished debate in the four-and-a-half years since the shooting, which also injured 17.

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