ll me.>> A video of Nikolas Cruz filmed just hours after his arrest in February, suspected of gunning down 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. The footage was released this week to the public by prosecutors on the order of a judge.
In the video, Cruz is interrogated by a detective, revealing his attempts to kill himself and talking about demons in his head.>> What are the demons?>> The voices.>> Well, tell me about them. What are the voices about?>> It's another voice, the evil side,
].>> Okay, and how long has that voice been going on?
>> Years.>> And what does the voice say to you? What does it tell you to do?>> Burn, kill, destroy.>> Okay, burn, kill, destroy what?>> Anything.>> Media report that the detective pushed back, saying quote, I think you're using the demon as an excuse. The footage runs for hours but was heavily edited before its release.
Cruz didn't name any targets in the video, although court documents show he did confess to being the gunman.>>
The video also shows him meeting with his brother Zachary who seemed to struggle to get answers from him.>> Why did you do this? This is, don't even laugh at me.
Dude, this isn't->> I'm sorry dude.>> Cruz faces 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. He chose not to speak during his arraignment hearing, so the judge entered a plea of not guilty for him. Cruz's lawyer says he's quote, a broken human being who feels remorse for his crimes.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.