<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/crime Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:21:56 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Death penalty possible in Florida airport shooting case]]> http://gazette.com/death-penalty-possible-in-florida-airport-shooting-case/article/1593912?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/death-penalty-possible-in-florida-airport-shooting-case/article/1593912?custom_click=rss

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — While investigators try to figure out the motive of an Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida, the suspected gunman was charged and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Esteban Santiago, 26, was charged with an act of violence at an international airport resulting in death — which carries a maximum punishment of execution — and weapons charges.

Santiago told investigators that he planned the attack, buying a one-way ticket to the Fort Lauderdale airport, a federal complaint said. Authorities don't know why he chose his target and have not ruled out terrorism.



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