1. Close of Zachary Cruz while Judge Brown reads charges, Cruz acknowledges charges (UPSOUND)
2. Medium of prosecutor Sarahnell Murphy (PARTIALLY COVERS UPCOMING SOUNDBITE)
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sarahnell Murphy Prosecutor: (Partially Camera is close on Zachary Cruz)
"As a result as a result of this investigation. The defendant stands before the court charged with trespassing on school grounds which as this Court knows is second degree misdemeanor. And in Florida a second degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and six months probation. We are limited to construct a sentence within those lawful parameters while being mindful of our duty to protect the community. Therefore we have negotiated a change of plea the terms of which are as follows. The defendant is to be adjudicated guilty of the offense and placed on six months of probation. He is entitled to the credit for the 10 days he has served. He will be placed on a GPS monitor while on probation. This will allow sheriff's office to monitor the defendants location at all times."
4. Close of Zachary Cruz while his attorney reads statement (PARTIALLY COVERS UPCOMING SOUNDBITE)
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Kimok, Attorney:
"Zachary would first and foremost like to apologize to anyone who felt scared or threatened by his presence on Majory Stoneman Douglas campus last week. He never ever meant to scare anyone. Zachary has experienced, and continues to experience, a trauma unlike anything any of us could imagine. He watched as his mother slowly weakened and died just four months ago. He was seventeen. After she died he was forced to leave his school, his teachers, his friends, his hometown, everything that he knew. Then in February, the only family member that he had left, his brother murdered seventeen people in cold blood. Zachary was overcome with sorrow. He has sorrow for the victims and their families, sorrow for his brother who he loves."
The brother of the suspected Florida high school gunman pleaded no contest Thursday to trespassing on the campus where the deadly rampage occurred and was sentenced to time served and six months of probation.
Circuit Judge Melinda Kirsch Brown also ordered Zachary Cruz, 18, to enroll in therapy, wear an ankle bracelet and said he cannot possess firearms or ammunition.
The judge also said Zachary Cruz must be tested to make sure he isn't consuming drugs or alcohol and must stay at least 1 mile from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during probation.
He can never visit the school again and must not contact any victims or their families.
He was arrested March 19 after police found him skateboarding at Stoneman Douglas after school, 33 days after his 19-year-old brother, Nikolas Cruz, killed 17 students and staff members and wounded 17 others during a Valentine's Day shooting. Broward sheriff's deputies say Zachary Cruz had told him not to come on campus, but his attorney, Joseph Kimok, denied that.
Zachary Cruz had spent the last 10 days in custody on $500,000 bond ordered by a different judge. The typical bond in Broward County for trespassing, a second-degree misdemeanor, is $25.