Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Suspect in the Los Angeles International Airport shooting pleads not guilty.
The suspect in the Los Angeles International Airport shooting which killed a Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.) Agent pleaded not guilty Thursday morning at an arraignment hearing held at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
On Friday, November 1st, 2013, 23 year old Paul Anthony Ciancia walked into Terminal 3 at the Los Angeles International Airport (L.A.X.) in Los Angeles, California and began shooting.
39 year old Gerardo Hernandez, a Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.) Agent, was killed in the shooting as the gunman pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag and fatally shot him.
Paul Anthony Ciancia was indicted by a federal grand jury last week and is recovering from injuries sustained when airport police department personal apprehended him.
Paul Anthony Ciancia had scrapes and bruises on his face and wore a large bandage over his throat.
Paul Anthony Ciancia is in federal custody and faces 11 felony charges, including first degree murder in the death of 39 year old Gerardo Hernandez.
In addition to first degree murder charge, the indictment charges Paul Anthony Ciancia with 2 counts of attempted murder in the shootings of Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.) Officers Tony Grigsby and James Speer who were wounded in the attack as well as Brian Ludmer, a Calabasas, California teacher was also injured in the shooting.
Paul Anthony Ciancia is being held without bond and could face the death penalty if he is found guilty.
Paul Anthony Ciancia will return to court on Monday, January 27th, 2014 for a pre trial court hearing and the trial court date is expected to be set in February 2014.
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