Man Who Killed TSA Worker at LAX in 2013 Agrees to Plead Guilty

Paul Ciancia, the gunman whose 2013 rampage at Los Angeles International Airport left a TSA officer dead, has agreed to plead guilty, according to court papers filed Thursday.


Suspected LAX shooter Paul Ciancia seen in a DMV photo. (Credit: FBI)

In a plea agreement which Ciancia signed on Aug. 30, he agreed to enter a guilty plea to 11 felony charges including the murder of a federal officer during the Nov. 1, 2013, attack in which he opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle in the airport’s busy Terminal 3.

Ciancia admitted to killing Gerardo Hernandez and to the attempted murder of two TSA officers who were working in the airport.

As part of the plea deal, prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. Ciancia faces up to life in prison.

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