Parkland shooter blamed demons in his head for school massacre

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 students and teachers at a Florida high school, said he felt "worthless" and repeatedly indicated that he wanted to die, according to a newly-released transcript of what Cruz told police following the February 14 shooting. Add Parkland school shooting as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Parkland school shooting news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

According to the transcript, Curcio told Cruz that he didn't believe Cruz had any interest in stopping the demon. Cruz would have likely remained at Cross Creek had the district not moved him to a regular "mainstream" education setting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But Curcio later brought Cruz's brother, Zachary, into the interview room and sat in on their conversation.

John Curcio, a Broward Sheriff's Office detective, had stepped out grab some cold water for Cruz.

Cruz cursed at himself and said he wanted to die.

"I want to die".

'At the end, you're nothing but worthless s**t, dude. "You're all going to die". Cruz said he would do what the voice told him to stop from being lonely.

He said the voice tried to get him to shoot people at a park a week earlier. "The voice is, is in me".

Then, after almost three hours of questioning: "Why didn't he kill me?" A recording also revealed that Cruz reportedly muttered "kill me" to himself following his arrest.

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And those words reveal that Cruz, months before his alleged Valentine's Day rampage, asked for help to which he was legally entitled.

If you are anxious about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider. You could have stopped the demon any time you want. "This is ... don't even laugh at me", Zachary Cruz said.

Portions of the video confession is expected to be released on Tuesday. The voice was quelled by physical activity, Cruz said, or by taking Xanax - which he bought off the streets illegally years earlier, he said - or smoking marijuana.

"Because I have someone in my head who I can talk to about it", Cruz said. "When you see me on the news, you'll all know who I am", he said. "I love you with all my heart".

A plan to install metal detectors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has been put on hold. He was later apprehended.

Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of murder as well as additional attempted murder counts.

A judge entered a not guilty plea on Cruz's behalf during the accused mass murderer's arraignment in March.

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