Jurors have ended their first day of deliberations in the trial of Scot Peterson a former Parkland school resource officer who remained outside during the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Trial For Parkland School Resource Officer Who Stayed Outside During Shooting
Monday, prosecutors urged the group to find the 60 years old Scot Peterson guilty on all counts, contending his alleged inaction contributed to the deaths of six victims and the injuries of four others in the mass shooting.
Abc7 Chicago reported that Peterson’s attorneys have argued the former deputy did nothing wrong and couldn’t the location of the shooter or the gunshots were coming. Seventeen people died in the mass shooting at Parkland School five years ago.
Both prosecutors and Peterson’s attorneys agreed to draw a juror who, according to the state, had attended the penalty phase in the trial of convicted Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz and learned that the victims’ advocates in the prosecution’s office. The juror was substituted by an alternate.