Man convicted of harassing Stoneman Douglas victims' families on social media

California man faces 20 years for Instagram posts targeting Parkland families

Brandon Fleury used Instagram to harass the families of students killed in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A California man has been convicted of using Instagram to harass the families of students killed in a mass shooting at a South Florida high school.

Court records show that Brandon Fleury was found guilty in Fort Lauderdale federal court Tuesday of cyberstalking and transmitting a kidnap threat. 

The 22-year-old Santa Ana, California, man faces up to 20 years in prison at his Dec. 2 sentencing.

Prosecutors say Fleury used 13 different Instagram accounts to target families and friends of the 17 people killed last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

The accounts used aliases that included serial killer Ted Bundy and Nikolas Cruz, the former student who is charged in the slayings.

Fleury sent 301 messages in December and January.

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