School shooting suspect could lose public defender after reports of $800K inheritance

Mourners stand during a candlelight vigil for the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland Florida on 15 February 2018

Details of both calls were released on Thursday by CNN which obtained records from Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Deschamps had been caring for the boys in Lantana, FL until a reported argument with Nikolas over keeping a firearm in the house led to him leaving and crashing at a friend's house.

She frantically told the operator that he used weapons to threaten people in the past and said he had put the barrel to someone's head before.

Cruz's 68-year-old adoptive mother, Lynda Cruz, died unexpectedly on November 1 after contracting pneumonia, according to documents filed in the Broward County Probate Court and obtained by ABC News.

According to a deputies' report cited by WPTV, Cruz punched a hole in the wall of the trailer, where he was living in Lantana, Fla., and started to "break things".

When deputies arrived, Cruz was sitting in the neighborhood park "nervous and calm", according to the report and "was sorry for losing his temper".

Following his mother's death last November, Nikolas Cruz and his younger brother, then 17, went to live with a family friend, identified in court records as Rocxanne Deschamps.

The Sneads claimed that Nikolas Cruz told them he stood to inherit in a few years at least $800,000 from his deceased parents' estates, the couple's attorney, Jim Lewis, told ABC News. The calls involved "mentally ill person", "child/elderly abuse", "domestic disturbance" and "missing person", among other issues. A deputy met with Rocxanne, who said she didn't her son to go with his father to Key West. She quoted him as calling her a "useless bitch".

'But I felt terrible. "To the contrary, he appears to be better off with his father at the present time" because of the way Rocxanne was behaving, the deputy wrote.

Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder in the deaths of 14 students and three adults, including teachers, in the deadly rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day. Cruz lost control the same way he had several times in the past at his mother's home in Parkland, Florida, when he had not taken his prescribed mood-altering medication, as CNN has previously reported based on Broward police documents.

"We have reason to believe that that address is family members related to our suspect", a BSO homicide investigator said. It appears Deschamps is trying to make a play to keep Zachary's part of his mother's estate separate from Nikolas and therefore not responsible for any financial damages that will surely be filed by the families of the victims, as well as those that survived with injuries.

The sheriff's deputy left without making an arrest because of the reconciliation.

Cruz is now being held without bond on 17 counts of premeditated murder.

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