Nikolas Cruz had two mothers: his birth mom, who gave him life, an almond-shaped head and auburn hair — and his adoptive mom, who gave him all the advantages of an upscale, suburban upbringing.
His birth mother, Brenda Woodard, was sometimes homeless, and panhandled for money on a highway exit ramp. His adoptive mother, Lynda Cruz, stayed home to manage a 4,500-square-foot, five-bedroom house in the suburbs, with a two-car garage and a sprawling yard. A career criminal, Woodard’s 28 arrests include a 2010 charge for beating a companion with a tire iron; she also threatened to burn the friend’s house down. Lynda Cruz had a clean record.
https://www.flmhlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Brenda-Woodard.jpg 641 1140 Faith Sills, LCSW, CBHCMS http://www.flmhlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/flmhlaw-logo-300x31.png Faith Sills, LCSW, CBHCMS2018-09-07 09:38:492023-03-08 22:38:37Nikolas Cruz’s Birth Mom Had a Violent, Criminal Past. Could It Help Keep Him Off Death Row? – The Miami Herald
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