Health history of accused Florida shooter shows failure of government agencies

Nikolas Cruz was arrested and charged for killing 17 people at a Florida high school on February 14

A longtime family friend and ex-caregiver for the deranged man that gunned down 17 innocent people at a Florida high school filed court documents hours after the attack in an apparent move to keep the killer's younger brother safe from getting cleaned out after the victims and their families eventually move to collect damages.

According to the report, Deschamps told deputies "there were no weapons allowed" in the home, and claimed Cruz may have buried a weapon on the property. Rocxanne Deschamps told the dispatcher that Cruz "was going to get his gun and come back" and that Cruz had "bought a gun from Dick's last week and is now going to pick it up". According to multiple press reports, Deschamps told Nikolas he could not have guns in her house; he refused to comply and left.

A Palm Beach deputy responded to the scene, but he didn't arrest anyone.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Cruz confessed to fatally shooting 14 students and three teachers with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle he had purchased previous year.

When the police arrived after that call, they spoke to both Rock Deschamps and Nikolas Cruz.

Deschamps filed the document on February 15, one day after the deadly shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, and lists that she is a "family friend who is over 18 who is caring for a 50% minor beneficiary".

Months before the killing Cruz had gotten into a violent altercation at the Lantana mobile home he was staying
Months before the killing Cruz had gotten into a violent altercation at the Lantana mobile home he was staying

CNN reported Thursday that "the host family who had taken him in immediately after his mother's death warned local law enforcement that the 19-year-old had "used a gun against people before" and "has put the gun to others" heads in the past'". The Sneads told The Sun Sentinel in a Saturday interview that they didn't know he was a "monster", and saw no indication that he would commit a mass shooting. He signed a form saying he refused to prosecute.

"The Broward County Public Defender's Office shall not interfere with counsel's right to speak with Nikolas Cruz regarding this pending probate case", Greene ruled. All we can say for certain is that because the tip wasn't passed on, there was no FBI investigation and no chance for anyone to connected the dots in time.

In Broward County, deputies went to the Cruz family home there nearly 40 times between 2010 and January 2017, CNN reported, citing public documents.

Cruz's windfall comes after both of his adoptive parents died - Lynda Cruz of respiratory illness late past year, and Roger Cruz of heart failure in 2004.

Cruz soon left the Deschamps home without his brother to live with James and Kimberly Snead.

She settled in 2008, and a court-appointed attorney recommended that the couple's two adoptive children, Nikolas and Zachary Cruz, receive $175,000 to be kept in a trust fund until adulthood, according to the Herald.

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