After a secret review of his fate, a military veteran charged with fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at the Fort Lauderdale airport last year will plead guilty in exchange for receiving a life sentence under an agreement disclosed Tuesday in Miami federal court.
Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Erick J. ClarosVillalta
On Jan. 6, former Army National Guard and combat soldier Esteban Santiago opened fire and killed five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport. This shooting brought national attention, not to mental health issues, but instead to the idea of the crazed, broken veteran.
Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old suspect in the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that claimed the lives of five people and wounded at least eight others, served as a combat engineer in the Army National Guard, according to an Alaska National Guard spokesman.