The New York Post has obtained a new picture of the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people in Florida last week. In the photo, the alleged shooter and his younger half-brother are seen interring their dead mother last year.
From the Post: Accused mass-murderer Nikolas Cruz, 19, can be seen alongside brother Zachary, 18, according to a source who took the picture but asked to remain anonymous.
The pair is holding a crematorial urn containing the remains of their mother, Lynda Cruz, who died on Nov. 1 last year due to complications from the flu, according to the tipster, who was friends with Lynda and the boys’ caretaker, Roxanne Deschamps.
Lynda and late husband, Roger, adopted the kids as infants, and Roger died of a heart condition in 2004.
The report further states: The brothers stand to inherit an unknown sum of cash from their parents’ estate — Nikolas told a family he was staying with he was set to inherit $800,000, and court documents indicate the estate was worth about $1 million, but the records do not factor in Lynda’s outstanding debts, which would have to be paid off by the estate.
On Tuesday, reports emerged that Roxanne Deschamps filed court papers the day after the massacre, asking to be put in charge of the dead mother’s will.
Deschamps is reportedly person that had Zachary Cruz committed to a mental institution.
“The Post has obtained a photo of the Florida school shooter and his younger half-brother — who has not been seen since he was involuntarily committed to a mental facility… — interring their dead mother last year…”https://t.co/HsURT6Td5p
— John McMeekin 🇺🇸🏴🇳🇱🇮🇪🏴🇩🇪 (@JPMcMeekin) February 21, 2018
This photo shows shooter Nikolas Cruz holding an urn with ashes of his adoptive mother at her funeral on December 1st
— Marty Lebel (@MartyCBS) February 15, 2018