The Nikolas Cruz confession tapes were released on Wednesday, and they’re far more disturbing than people imagined.
Throughout his interrogation, the admitted Parkland shooter can be seen punching himself in the face several times and pretending to shoot himself in the head — while uttering the words, “just f–king kill me” repeatedly to a surveillance camera.
“It’s painful [to watch],” said Ryan Petty, whose daughter was killed in the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
“I mean, it’s clear to me we’ve got a sick individual that I think at the time was coming to grips with what he had just done,” Petty told WPLG. “I don’t like to think about that day, to be honest. But if we’re going to figure out how to stop this, we’ve got to try to understand it.”