Guilty Plea, Life Sentence for Los Angeles Airport Shooter

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to murder and 10 other charges in a 2013 Los Angeles International Airport attack that killed a federal airport screening officer and wounded three people.

Paul Ciancia entered the plea Tuesday to all 11 charges in federal court in Los Angeles.

The guilty plea spares Ciancia the death sentence but he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Prosecutors say Ciancia left a signed note saying he went to the airport on Nov. 1, 2013, to kill Transportation Security Administration officers.

Ciancia shot officer Gerardo Hernandez at a screening checkpoint 12 times. Then he shot and wounded the others.

Ciancia’s note said he was a “pissed-off patriot” angry with TSA because he felt the agency treated all Americans as terrorists.

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