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Fred Guttenberg, Parkland Dad and mom React After Killer Is Sentenced – Hollywood Life

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Following the sentencing of Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz, 24, to life with out parole for his bloodbath of 17 individuals (14 kids) in 2018, mother and father of the younger victims got here ahead to blast the choice to spare him the loss of life penalty. Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old youngster was gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College on February 14 of that yr, instantly took to Twitter within the aftermath of the October 12 determination. “If that is true, any juror challenge should be investigated. This isn’t how justice ought to served,” he tweeted alongside a hyperlink to an article in Mediaite. Fred continued his ideas in a 23-tweet essay, saying partially that the expertise left him, “in tears.” “For now, I’m glad that that is over and that my household and I’ll lastly have the ability to go to Jaime on the cemetery,” he wrote.

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Linda Beigel Schulman, Michael Schulman, Patricia Padauy Oliver and Fred Guttenberg embrace in a Florida courtroom on October 13, 2022. (Amy Beth Bennett/AP/Shutterstock)

Former Republican presidential candidate and one time period Illinois congressman reacted by way of the platform, praising Fred. “God bless you @fred_guttenberg,” he wrote. I’m so sorry you misplaced Jaime.” Joe’s video hyperlink included submit sentencing feedback from Fred imploring voters to make their voices heard within the upcoming mid-term elections, and to elect representatives who will enact gun security laws. “The subsequent factor I do transferring ahead is all the things I probably can to remind individuals how vital the subsequent election is and voting, as a result of we do have the power to do issues on this nation to scale back gun violence by way of our vote and we have to do them,” Fred mentioned within the emotional video.

David Hogg, 22, a former pupil on the faculty who was a senior when the taking pictures occurred, additionally took to the social media platform to react. “Additionally for please cease [sic] saying the shooters identify or exhibiting his picture,” he tweeted on October 13. “Cease giving him notoriety. Deal with the victims and supporting their households.” He added one other tweet in continuation, studying, “And their households and those that have and sadly seemingly extra who will die from suicide on account of the trauma of the taking pictures.”

David additionally tweeted out the names of the victims, his friends. “Who truly deserves your consideration: Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Anguiano, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jamie Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsay, Alex Schachter, Carmen Schentrup, Peter Wang. David, who’s now a tenacious gun management activist, was met with a deluge of help within the feedback part of his tweet, with a number of merely writing, “100 agreed.”

Max Schachter, father of Parkland sufferer Alex Schachter, posted a heartbreaking response within the wake of the choice. “Previous to the taking pictures the Parkland assassin mentioned he needed to kill 20 individuals,” Max wrote by way of Twitter. “He stopped after killing 17 together with my candy little boy Alex. Afterwards he didn’t need to die. He needed to dwell. As we speak he obtained all the things he needed. Whereas our family members are within the cemetery.”

Father of slain sufferer Joaquin Oliver, Manuel Oliver, additionally headed to Twitter to talk out. “Mass murderers: you get to dwell your pure life, you get your 3 sizzling meals a day, you get to bathe day by day, get medical consideration, hey, even a interest or a brand new schooling. What an excellent message is that this sending,” he wrote.  He additionally took time to refocus on his son Joaquin. “Time to get again to Joaquin and his wonderful motion,” he continued, partially. “The world simply noticed how you can get away with homicide in a nation whose system is dangerously flawed. Let’s repair this terrible narrative.”

Lastly, the mom of Parkland taking pictures sufferer Alyssa Alhadeff additionally tweeted her ideas. “Justice, in each sense of the phrase, was not served in the present day. It wasn’t served for the households & family members of the victims nor was it served for the nation as a complete. I didn’t suppose I used to be capable of really feel extra disappointment & heartbreak.” 

Gun questions of safety have grown to a fever pitch as faculty shootings, together with the current Uvalde bloodbath, proceed throughout the nation. Fred spoke to the HollywoodLife Podcast in an July 2022 interview, and shared his ideas on the subject in EXCLUSIVE feedback. If you need gun security, if you would like the liberty of alternative, if you wish to do one thing concerning the surroundings, if you would like voting rights, the one approach to save democracy is to go forward and vote [for] Democrats on this election cycle,” he instructed HL through the podcast. “Rebuild what was as soon as the Republican Get together, and we are able to fear about who’s voting for various events in a future election. Not this one.”

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Fred Guttenberg seems in courtroom on October 13, 2022 (Amy Beth Bennett/AP/Shutterstock)



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