Parkland killer to get life, but families getting their say


              Lori Alhadeff, and her husband Ilan Alhadeff holding a photo of her daughter Alyssa, talk to the media after the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Alyssa killed in the 2018 shooting.  Cruz formally received a sentence of life without parole Wednesday after families of his 17 slain victims spent two days berating him as evil, a coward, a monster and a subhuman. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Max Schachter, center,  cries as the sentence is read for the murder of his son during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Schachter's son, Alex, was killed in the 2018 shootings.  Cruz formally received a sentence of life without parole Wednesday after families of his 17 slain victims spent two days berating him as evil, a coward, a monster and a subhuman. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Manuel Oliver gives his victim impact statement during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Oliver's son, Joaquin Oliver, was killed in the 2018 shootings.  Cruz formally received a sentence of life without parole Wednesday after families of his 17 slain victims spent two days berating him as evil, a coward, a monster and a subhuman. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statement at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Cruz was formally sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Linda Beigel Schulman displays a composite photo of the 17 murdered students and staff as she gives her victim impact statement during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Beigel Schulman's son, Scott Beigel, was killed in the 2018 shootings. Cruz formally received a sentence of life without parole Wednesday after families of his 17 slain victims spent two days berating him as evil, a coward, a monster and a subhuman. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Patricia Padauy Oliver wears a pendant with her son's picture during the sentencing hearing for Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Padauy Oliver's son, Joaquin Oliver, was killed in the 2018 shootings. Cruz was formally sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Patricia Padauy Oliver cries as the sentence is read for the murder of her son during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Padauy Oliver's son, Joaquin Oliver, was killed in the 2018 shootings. Cruz formally received a sentence of life without parole Wednesday after families of his 17 slain victims spent two days berating him as evil, a coward, a monster and a subhuman. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lori Alhadeff holds a picture of her daughter during the sentencing hearing for Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Alhadeff's daughter, Alyssa, was killed in the 2018 shootings. Cruz was formally sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Gena and Tom Hoyer, wearing bracelets in memory of their son, hold hands during the sentencing hearing for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. The Hoyer's son, Luke, was killed in the 2018 shootings. Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Judge Elizabeth Scherer hugs Fred Guttenberg following the sentencing hearing for Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Guttenberg's daughter, Jaime, was killed in the 2018 shootings. Cruz was formally sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Judge Elizabeth Scherer hugs Jennifer Guttenberg following the sentencing hearing for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Guttenberg's daughter, Jaime, was killed in the 2018 shootings. Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Michael Schulman, left, and Ilan Alhadeff embrace during a break in the sentencing hearing for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Schulman's son, Scott Beigel, and Alhadeff's daughter, Alyssa, were killed in the 2018 shootings. Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz is escorted from the courtroom after his sentencing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz is seated at the defense table for a sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz, center, along with family members of the victims walks into court for the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lori Alhadeff, holding a photo of her daughter Alyssa, and her husband Ilan Alhadeff walk into court during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statements at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz is seated at the defense table for a sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz, center, along with family members of the victims walks into court for the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lori Alhadeff, holding a photo of her daughter Alyssa, and her husband Ilan Alhadeff walk into court during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statements at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz is seated at the defense table for a sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz, center, along with family members of the victims walks into court for the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lori Alhadeff, holding a photo of her daughter Alyssa, and her husband Ilan Alhadeff walk into court during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statements at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz is seated at the defense table for a sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz, center, along with family members of the victims walks into court for the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lori Alhadeff, holding a photo of her daughter Alyssa, and her husband Ilan Alhadeff walk into court during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statements at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz is seated at the defense table for a sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz, center, along with family members of the victims walks into court for the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lori Alhadeff, holding a photo of her daughter Alyssa, and her husband Ilan Alhadeff walk into court during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statements at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz is seated at the defense table for a sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz, center, along with family members of the victims walks into court for the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lori Alhadeff, holding a photo of her daughter Alyssa, and her husband Ilan Alhadeff walk into court during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statements at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz is seated at the defense table for a sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz, center, along with family members of the victims walks into court for the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lori Alhadeff, holding a photo of her daughter Alyssa, and her husband Ilan Alhadeff walk into court during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statements at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz is seated at the defense table for a sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz, center, along with family members of the victims walks into court for the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lori Alhadeff, holding a photo of her daughter Alyssa, and her husband Ilan Alhadeff walk into court during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statements at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz is seated at the defense table for a sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz, center, along with family members of the victims walks into court for the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lori Alhadeff, holding a photo of her daughter Alyssa, and her husband Ilan Alhadeff walk into court during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table during a victim impact statements at his sentencing hearing at the Broward County Courthouse  in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant Public Defender Melisa McNeill sits at the defense table during a break in victim impact statements during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Chief Assistant Public Defender David Wheeler moves back to sit in the audience as Judge Elizabeth Scherer dismisses him during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant State Attorney Carolyn McCann objects to the defense's characterization of the prosecution team during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Judge Elizabeth Scherer orders Chief Assistant Public Defender David Wheeler to sit in the back of the courtroom during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant Public Defender Melisa McNeill makes an objection to the content of some of the victim impact statements during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Assistant Public Defender Melisa McNeill participates in a sidebar discussion via headset during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Tony Montalto embraces his son, Anthony, after Anthony gave his victim impact statement in the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Montalto's daughter, Gina, Anthony's sister, was killed in the 2018 shootings.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Anne Marie Ramsay leaves the podium after giving her victim impact statement in the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.  Ramsay's daughter, Helena, was killed in the 2018 shootings.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Max Schachter gives his victim impact statement during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Schachter's son, Alex, was killed in the 2018 shootings.  Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Ines Hixon, wipes away tears as she leaves the podium with her husband, Tommy Hixon, after she gave a victim impact statement during the sentencing hearing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Tommy Hixon's father, Christopher, was killed in the 2018 shootings. Cruz was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School more than four years ago. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Parkland killer to get life, but families getting their say