WATCH LIVE: Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty in Deadly Massacre

The suspect in a deadly Florida school shooting is expected to change his plea of not guilty in court on Friday, sparing the grieving families a long trial for the murders of 17 people in February 2018.

Nikolas Cruz is in court on Friday morning to plead guilty to numerous counts in connection to the gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. WPBF is carrying a live stream of the proceedings, as a judge reads Cruz’s charges to him and confirms he is of sound mind to enter a new plea.

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[Feature image: Nikolas Cruz in court; Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File]