THURSDAY, 4:15PM ET UPDATE: Nikolas Cruz withdrew his not guilty plea Thursday and instead chose to "stand mute," according to a court motion.
The Parkland suspect's lawyers have withdrawn his not guilty plea filed last month, instead saying he "stands mute"— Mark Berman (@markberman) March 8, 2018
His lawyers reiterate that he did it, say they felt a not guilty plea "just seemed wrong," but won't plead guilty til they find out if prosecutors will seek death https://t.co/RMvNLixiek
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The panel charged the 19-year-old with 17 counts of premeditated first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder in the mass shooting at the Parkland high school that left 14 students and three adults dead.