Home New york Special needs son of slain Parkland staffer delivers heartbreaking testimony

Special needs son of slain Parkland staffer delivers heartbreaking testimony

- Advertisement -


They were perhaps the three most heartbreaking words of testimony yet at the sentencing trial of Parkland killer Nikolas Cruz.

A Florida prosecutor on Thursday asked the shy special needs son of slain athletic director Chris Hixon if there was anything he wanted to tell jurors about his father.

“Yeah,” Corey Hixon said nervously before looking to his mother, who joined him on the stand for support.

“I miss him.”

With those words, the shattered boy leaned into his mom for a hug and began to sob.

Asked if there was a special memory he held dear about his father, Hixon said it was a simple one.

“Every Saturday we ran to Dunkin’ Donuts and walked back,” he said, ending his brief but devastating turn on the stand.

The testimony left several of Cruz’s defense attorneys dabbing their eyes.

Corey Hixon discussed how he missed his dad, slain Parkland athletic director Craig Hixon, on the stand.
Hixon is the son of late Parkland athletic director Craig Hixon.
Corey Hixon is comforted by his mom on the stand.

As he has frequently during the trial, Cruz put his head in his hands and looked down as the boy spoke.

Hixon, a military veteran, was remembered as a supportive and dedicated staffer at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.

He was killed after confronting Cruz during the Feb. 14, 2018 rampage.

Hixon is one of the 17 people killed during the massacre.
Craig Hixon was killed defending students during the Parkland shooting.
Cruz has remained stoic throughout the victim impact statements.
Nikolas Cruz faces the death penalty during his sentencing.

Prosecutors rested their case Thursday, hoping jurors will view Cruz’s murder of 17 people — 14 kids and three teachers — as warranting the death penalty rather than life in prison.

The case will adjourn for one week before the defense presents its case.

Cruz’s lawyers are expected to argue that his traumatic upbringing is a mitigating factor in the mass shooting and that a life term is appropriate.

.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
Must Read

Charles Oliveira sends warning to Islam Makhachev and his ‘arrogant’ team, manager responds

Charles Oliveira has sent a stern warning to Islam Makhachev ahead of their highly anticipated lightweight title fight at UFC 280. Oliveira...
- Advertisement -

Miro Seemingly Agrees That He Had It Better In WWE Than AEW

Miro used to work under the name of Rusev when he was in WWE. During his time in the company, Miro...

Michael Mann’s ‘Heat 2,’ Jennette McCurdy memoir: 5 new books

In search of something good to read? 's Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week's hottest new book releases. ...

Britney Spears rips Kevin Federline for revealing sons don’t talk to her

Britney Spears has ripped ex-husband Kevin Federline for revealing that she is estranged from their teenage sons — while admitting their troubled relationship...
Related News

Charles Oliveira sends warning to Islam Makhachev and his ‘arrogant’ team, manager responds

Charles Oliveira has sent a stern warning to Islam Makhachev ahead of their highly anticipated lightweight title fight at UFC 280. Oliveira...

Miro Seemingly Agrees That He Had It Better In WWE Than AEW

Miro used to work under the name of Rusev when he was in WWE. During his time in the company, Miro...

Michael Mann’s ‘Heat 2,’ Jennette McCurdy memoir: 5 new books

In search of something good to read? 's Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week's hottest new book releases. ...

Britney Spears rips Kevin Federline for revealing sons don’t talk to her

Britney Spears has ripped ex-husband Kevin Federline for revealing that she is estranged from their teenage sons — while admitting their troubled relationship...

Los Angeles voters to decide if hotels will be forced to house the homeless despite safety concerns

NEWYou can now listen to Acesparks articles! Los Angeles voters will cast their ballot on a proposal that could force hotels to...
- Advertisement -