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Florida shooting suspect's brother asks to move to Virginia

Zachary Cruz, brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, sits during a court hearing for his brother in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, April 27, 2018. Nikolas Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the Feb. 14, 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Taimy Alvarez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
May 10, 2018 - 10:34 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is asking a judge to allow him to move to Virginia where a full-time job awaits him.

The attorney for 18-year-old Zachary Cruz filed a motion Thursday saying Cruz has been offered a free home for one year in Staunton, Virginia. He is on six months' probation for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and needs court permission to leave.

The motion says Zachary Cruz would be hired as a maintenance mechanic paying $13 an hour. His job and living quarters would be provided by Nexus Services, which the motion says specializes in helping people adjust after prison or treatment.

Nikolas Cruz faces the death penalty if convicted of the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas that killed 17 people.

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