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PostSubject: Zachary Cruz's new life in Virginia -Updated-   Zachary Cruz's new life in Virginia -Updated- Icon_minitimeThu May 10, 2018 5:25 pm

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Crushed by negative attention, the brother of Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz is seeking court permission to move to Virginia to start a new life.

Zachary Cruz, 18, needs court permission to leave South Florida, where he has lived his entire life, because he’s on probation for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, after his brother went on a maniacal shooting spree, killing 14 students and three staff members.

Like his older brother before him, Zachary Cruz was kicked out of the home of Rocxanne Deschamps, who became a surrogate mother to the Cruz brothers after their mother died in November.

Now homeless, Cruz is staying in a hotel room, his attorney said. He has no job, no high school diploma and no driver’s license. Even some of his supporters on social networks have grown weary of him, frustrated that he violated probation and was arrested. Deschamps said on Facebook that he’s been verbally abusive, and she couldn’t take it anymore. He’s not welcome back. Her ex-husband, Paul Gold, said on Facebook that their young son was afraid of Zachary Cruz, and he insisted Deschamps force him out.

In Virginia, Zachary Cruz could “find happiness and direction in life,” criminal defense attorney Mark Lowry argued. He’s been offered a home, a job and counseling.

“Mr. Cruz … has an incredible opportunity to restart his young life in a fresh location where the stigma of his brother’s alleged actions will not isolate him from the world,” Lowry argued in a motion filed Tuesday with Broward County Court Judge Melinda Brown.

The national civil rights group Nexus Derechos Humanos Inc. has been helping Zachary Cruz. His former attorney said he was being mistreated by the court system based on “hysteria” surrounding the Feb. 14 mass shooting his brother confessed to.

Nexus is described in the motion as “a charitable bonding entity that specializes in reentry support and supervision for those in need of help rebuilding productive lives post-incarceration or post-treatment.”

A Nexus director, Terry Ann Johnson, has spoken to Zachary Cruz and agreed to be his “caretaker,” the pleading says. He has been offered a condo in Staunton, Va., weekly counseling at Family Life Resource Center and a full-time, $13-an-hour job as a maintenance mechanic with Homes by Nexus. He would “attend” an online academy to get his high school diploma and submit to weekly telephone appointments and urinalysis as elements of his six-month probation.

He would continue to report to Broward Sheriff’s Office’s Department of Probation.

“Lastly, Mr. Cruz would still agree not to have any contact with the families and victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,” Lowry offers in his motion.

Though the Cruz brothers had a troubled relationship growing up, Cruz has attended his brother’s court hearings and visited him at the Main Jail, records show. The two share the same biological mother and were both adopted by the late Roger and Lynda Cruz of Parkland. Both boys were diagnosed with mental disabilities and had behavioral problems.

“I love my brother, not the things he did,” Zachary Cruz posted recently on the Instagram social networking app.

Zachary Cruz is no longer welcome at the Lake Worth mobile home where Deschamps, a former Parkland neighbor, had taken him in. Deschamps also withdrew her court effort to attain control of the Cruz brothers’ inheritance, court records show.

It was Deschamps who turned in Zachary Cruz a week ago, and he was subsequently picked up by police on a probation violation.

He’d been caught, while wearing court-ordered ankle monitor, driving his dead mother’s car, without insurance and without a driver’s license.

“He’s the brother of the one that did all the shooting,” a fed-up Deschamps told police, April 27, calling a Broward County non-emergency line. “He’s breaking his probation, obviously. It’s something you don’t do,” she said in a recording of the call, obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Almost a month later, Deschamps can be heard on the police recording, untangling herself from the whole mess. It was the second time Zachary had taken the car and left since his plea agreement with the court and Deschamps had had enough.

“I’m not his guardian. Nobody’s his guardian. He’s 18,” she said.

Deschamps explained that Zachary did not have a driver’s license.

“I’m concerned for everybody else on the road,” Deschamps said.

A mother, Deschamps confided to the operator about the challenge of trying to harness an immature, 18-year-old male, who wasn’t her own — even one under court order with an ankle bracelet. Sometimes he responded to her texts, sometimes he didn’t. The night before, he’d been out til 2 a.m.

“Obviously I have no control on him now. He does whatever he wants to do,” she said.






Damn, this whole thing just gets more complicated as is goes along.


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Should just leave him alone

Hope he gets some peace

And counseling to help him behave better

And a good job

Mental health treatment in America sucks
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Should just leave him alone

Hope he gets some peace

And counseling to help him behave better

And a good job

Mental health treatment in America sucks



I agree with that. One can say that all this misbehaving on his part is him waving red flags. Either way he clearly has no life skills, has no idea how to control himself, etc. He needs someone to help him learn how to adult correctly. Sad
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He has been offered a condo in Staunton, Va., weekly counseling at Family Life Resource Center and a full-time, $13-an-hour job as a maintenance mechanic with Homes by Nexus. He would “attend” an online academy to get his high school diploma and submit to weekly telephone appointments and urinalysis as elements of his six-month probation.

He's being given a big opportunity here. Hopefully he takes it and makes something of his life with it.

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He has been offered a condo in Staunton, Va., weekly counseling at Family Life Resource Center and a full-time, $13-an-hour job as a maintenance mechanic with Homes by Nexus. He would “attend” an online academy to get his high school diploma and submit to weekly telephone appointments and urinalysis as elements of his six-month probation.

He's being given a big opportunity here. Hopefully he takes it and makes something of his life with it.

If the courts allow him to
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ShadowedGoddess wrote:
He has been offered a condo in Staunton, Va., weekly counseling at Family Life Resource Center and a full-time, $13-an-hour job as a maintenance mechanic with Homes by Nexus. He would “attend” an online academy to get his high school diploma and submit to weekly telephone appointments and urinalysis as elements of his six-month probation.

He's being given a big opportunity here. Hopefully he takes it and makes something of his life with it.



Agreed. These people are giving him a once in a life time kind of opportunity.

I do feel bad for him, and all the shit he has been through. But he also has brought some of it on himself by just being stupid and impulsive. No
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ShadowedGoddess wrote:
He has been offered a condo in Staunton, Va., weekly counseling at Family Life Resource Center and a full-time, $13-an-hour job as a maintenance mechanic with Homes by Nexus. He would “attend” an online academy to get his high school diploma and submit to weekly telephone appointments and urinalysis as elements of his six-month probation.

He's being given a big opportunity here. Hopefully he takes it and makes something of his life with it.

If the courts allow him to


[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Very true indeed. The way the courts handle this situation will be very telling. They basically can hold him hostage in Florida, where he has very little chance of even a semi normal life. OR they can let him move and actually give him a shot.

BUT a lot also depends on Zach himself. He just can't seem to keep his ass out of trouble. So he many screw this up for himself before the courts even get to decide what they are going to do.
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A Broward County judge will consider a request by the brother of Florida school shooting gunman Nikolas Cruz to be allowed to move to Virginia, where his lawyer says a home, a job and educational opportunities await.

A hearing is set Friday on a motion by the attorney for Zachary Cruz, 18, seeking court permission to move to Staunton, Virginia. A judge must approve because he is on six months' probation for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

The motion states that Zachary Cruz would be hired as a maintenance mechanic. His job and living quarters would be provided by Nexus Services, which specializes in helping people adjust after prison or treatment.






Now lets wait and see what gets decided.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Broward County judge on Friday granted Zachary Cruz's request to move to Virginia while serving his probation.

The attorney for the brother of Parkland school shooting gunman Nikolas Cruz said a home, a job and educational opportunities await the 18-year-old in Staunton, Virginia.

"Smart is knowing what is right. Wise is doing what is right," the judge told the younger Cruz.

Permission was required for the move because Zachary Cruz is on six months' probation for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The probation conditions in Virginia will mirror the ones set for Zachary Cruz in Broward County, the judge said.  

The motion for permission to move stated that Zachary Cruz would be hired as a maintenance mechanic. His job and living quarters would be provided by Nexus Services, which specializes in helping people adjust after prison or treatment.






Glad the judge granted his request. Now lets hope he can stay out of trouble and get his life back on track.
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"Just to live my life"  -Zachary Cruz
                         


Damn kid, good luck with that.

But with all the publicity of his brother's case, as well as his own mishaps, I just feel he will be fighting an uphill battle.  Sad
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At the 5:50 mark the man takes over and pretty much drags Roxanne Deschamps! Clearly he thinks very little of Miss Roxanne. Haha

I happen to agree, from day one she hit radar as being shady as f*ck.  So it's for the best that Zach was kicked out, as these people stepped in and have given him one hell of a chance that most never get.
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At the 5:50 mark the man takes over and pretty much drags Roxanne Deschamps! Clearly he thinks very little of Miss Roxanne. Haha

I happen to agree, from day one she hit radar as being shady as f*ck.  So it's for the best that Zach was kicked out, as these people stepped in and have given him one hell of a chance that most never get.

In a fucked up way, Nick's massacre was the best thing to ever happen to him.

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At the 5:50 mark the man takes over and pretty much drags Roxanne Deschamps! Clearly he thinks very little of Miss Roxanne. Haha

I happen to agree, from day one she hit radar as being shady as f*ck.  So it's for the best that Zach was kicked out, as these people stepped in and have given him one hell of a chance that most never get.

In a fucked up way, Nick's massacre was the best thing to ever happen to him.

That is indeed a fucked up way to look at it, BUT not wrong by any means.
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Interview with Zach after his move to Virginia. He talks about Nikolas a little bit.
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definitely doesnt seem like a person to shoot up a school or whatever, seems like a nice kid. i never liked that roxanne bitch and i think she thought that kicking Zach out would get her positive attention or something
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definitely doesnt seem like a person to shoot up a school or whatever, seems like a nice kid. i never liked that roxanne bitch and i think she thought that kicking Zach out would get her positive attention or something



I think she knew she wasn't going to get control over Zach and Nikolas's inheritance money, and had just had enough. But I agree she was shady from the get go. Evil or Very Mad
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