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Prosecutors seek to establish mental health disorders were not ‘severe enough’ to explain Parkland school shooting
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Prosecutors seek to establish mental health disorders were not ‘severe enough’ to explain Parkland school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – During cross-examination, Broward County prosecutors confronted the Parkland school shooter’s defense witnesses about their violence risk assessment after they testified on his mental health this week in Fort Lauderdale.Frederick M. Kravitz, a retired clinical psychologist, said he treated Nikolas Cruz for about 13 months, as the boy was still grieving his adoptive father Roger Cruz, who died of a heart attack at 67 on Aug. 11, 2004 — when he was just five.Kravitz testified on Wednesday that he met Cruz, 8, a troubled first-grade student with special needs at Coral Springs Elementary. He also met his stay-at-home adoptive mother, Lynda Cruz, 57, a widow with anger issues, on April 26, 2007.Ad“Of course, we all know how this ended. Was there anything in what you s...