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Florida Airport Shooter Sentenced To Life In Prison

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) – The shooter who killed five people inside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is being sentenced to life in prison. This morning in federal court in Miami, former U.S. Army Iraq war vet Esteban Santiago pled guilty to eleven charges stemming from the January 2017 shooting that left five people dead and six others injured in the airport’s baggage area.170106-fort-lauderdale-gunman-rhk_b7e5c093071c10fbab6dd8710642afaa.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000Under a plea agreement, prosecutors took the death penalty off the table and Santiago will be sentenced to five life terms, plus 120 years and gives up his right to appeal.