ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
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(Parkland, Florida: Adrienne Bankert) The death penalty showdown in Florida for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz examined; scenes shown of Cruz in court with a statement from Broward County state attorney Michael Satz about considering the death penalty quoted. [Voice of Cruz attorney Howard FINKELSTEIN- calls for life in prison.] Cruz's troubled background that included depression, ADHD & autism & warning signs missed by the FBI detailed. [STUDENT, victim's widow Debbie HIXON - comment.] How background gun checks also missed Cruz's troubles discussed
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.
(Parkland, Florida: Victor Oquendo) The demand for change led by surviving students examined; scenes shown from a student rally & a visiting President Trump. [Two STUDENTS, Emma GONZALEZ, Sophia VILLERS-FURZE- speak out.] Trump tweet quoted. [Senators Marco RUBIO, Bill NELSON - offer views on the issues.] The discussion of tearing down the building & replacing it with a memorial for the victims discussed.
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Coverage of the story on "This Week" noted.
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