Woman Who Took In School Shooter Files For Control Of His Inheritance

The Florida school shooter was set to become rich from an inheritance.

Parkland, FL – A woman who briefly took in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz after the death of his adoptive mother has filed court paperwork seeking control of the dead woman’s estate.

Rocxanne Deschamps submitted the paperwork on Feb. 15 – just one day after the school massacre, the New York Post reported.

Deschamps also had Nikolas’ younger brother, 17-year-old Zachary, involuntarily committed to a mental facility on Feb. 16.

The brothers were adopted by Roger and Lynda Cruz as babies, the New York Post reported.

Roger died from a heart attack approximately 10 years ago, and 68-year-old Lynda died of pneumonia on Nov. 1, 2017.

Nikolas and Zachary, 19, initially moved in with Deschamps, a longtime friend of the family, but Nikolas soon left to move in with James and Kimberly Snead, after he and Deschamps got into an argument about his weapons collection, according to the New York Post.

Nikolas was friends with the Sneads’ son, who investigators said had no knowledge of the impending massacre.

“We had this monster living under our roof, and we didn’t know,” Kimberly said. “We didn’t see this side of him.”

Deschamps told the court that she should be in control of the estate because she was caring for Zachary, “a 50 percent minor beneficiary,” Newsweek reported.

If the court grants Deschamps’ request, she would be responsible for disbursing any of the brothers’ inheritances, and for settling their adoptive mother’s debts.

Deschamps could also charge an estate fee to compensate herself for overseeing the estate, although that fee would need to be reviewed by a judge, the New York Post reported.

The Sneads said that Nikolas stood to inherit at least $800,000 when he turned 22 years old, according to Newsweek.

It was unclear whether Zachary has been released from the involuntary commitment.

Comments
Lamb138
Lamb138

That also means she will be the one they go after for any payout from lawsuits yes?

angryAmerican
angryAmerican

The money would STILL technically belong to the shooter! He would have to relinquish it!

Grammamargy
Grammamargy

I agree with you. Everyone is so quick to judge this woman because money is involved. She isn’t trying to get the money for herself. She’s taking on the big job of ensuring the money is used properly for these boys she opened her home to for a friend. I’m sure this will be monitored closely and she will have to account for every penny. As far as putting the younger brother in the hospital, why wouldn’t she. I think he would need to be there after all he’s been through in his life. People need to stop judging when they don’t even know the person they are judging.

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