Florida: Life imprisonment for the protection of Fort Lauderdale

2017 killed a mentally ill Iraqi veteran five people at the airport of Fort Lauderdale. As he was in court, he escaped the death penalty.

Florida: Life imprisonment for the protection of Fort Lauderdale

The Federal Court of Miami has sentenced a US war veteran to life imprisonment for gunshots with lethal results. During trial, 28-year-old had stood to shoot at Fort Lauderdale Airport in January 2017. He killed five people and six ors were injured.

In exchange for confession of guilt, prosecutor waived death penalty. Instead, court decided on five life sentences plus 120 years in prison.

After incident, offender was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He was, however, able to follow process, it was said by court. The veteran from Iraq war had initially told FBI that he was under government's mental control. He later declared that he wanted to support Islamic State terror militia. But re was no evidence for that.

Updated Date: 18 August 2018, 12:00

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