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Florida Airport Shooting Suspect Set to Enter Plea Monday in Federal Court

Esteban Santiago charged in a 22-count federal indictment and could face the death penalty if convicted

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    Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting suspect Esteban Santiago is brought back to jail after his first appearance in federal court.

    The suspect in the South Florida airport shooting spree in which five people were killed and six were wounded is scheduled to enter a plea. 

    An arraignment is set Monday morning in federal court for 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, who's charged in a 22-count federal indictment in the Jan. 6 shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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    Esteban Santiago, the Iraq War veteran accused of killing five people and injuring many others in a shooting spree at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, appeared in court for the first time on Jan. 9, 2017. Video surveillance of the shooting showed people running for cover as Santiago fired from a baggage claim area.
    (Published Monday, Jan. 9, 2017)

    He's charged with causing death or bodily harm at an international airport, causing death during a crime of violence and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Santiago could face the death penalty if convicted.

    The FBI says Santiago flew from Anchorage, Alaska, to Fort Lauderdale with a handgun in a case in checked luggage. Authorities say he loaded the gun in a bathroom and came out firing in a baggage claim area.