Nikolas Cruz sentencing trial is delayed three days due to Hurricane Ian

The penalty trial for Parkland massacre gunman Nikolas Cruz will be delayed for three days

in anticipation of Hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida this week, the trial judge announced Tuesday.

The Broward County Courthouse where Cruz’s trial is being held will be closed Wednesday and Thursday

due to potential impacts of the hurricane, the county Clerk of Courts said on its website.

The trial proceedings were originally expected to go through the rest of the week with a half-day scheduled for Friday.

Hurricane Ian is barreling toward Florida after making landfall in Cuba Tuesday morning

The National Hurricane Center expects the storm will make landfall in Florida Wednesday night.