Man sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for harassing families of Parkland victims

Brandon Fleury was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for cyberstalking and sending threatening messages to Parkland shooting victims' families. (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office/CNN)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for cyberstalking the families of Parkland, Florida, school shooting victims.

A federal judge imposed the sentence Monday on 22-year-old Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California. He was convicted by a jury in October.

Evidence shows he used Instagram accounts to harass and threaten families of those who were killed or wounded during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day 2018. The shooting left 17 dead and 17 wounded.

Evidence also showed Fleury is autistic, but experts say he knew right from wrong. Prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence.

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