A judge weighing in today on what evidence will and will not be allowed during the Nikolas Cruz penalty trial. The Defense wants to exclude Nikolas Cruz’s swastikas, racial slurs, animal abuse, and child porn searches.
The state's witness, psychologist Michael Brannon, says this shows Cruz suffers from a mental health condition often associated with criminal behavior.
"It's a backpack that's being worn and it says n-word, and another word I can't make out there. And there's a swastika," said Brannon.
The defense wants to keep this evidence out of the trial, saying there is no proof the crimes were sexually or racially motivated and this will only inflame the 12 jurors and 10 alternates who will decide if Cruz should live or die for his crimes.