Esteban Santiago is taken from the Broward County main jail as he is transported to the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
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The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale's airport answered questions in a clear voice Monday as he was appointed public defenders and told he could face the death penalty.Shackled in a red jumpsuit in the heavily guarded federal courtroom, Santiago answered mostly yes or no to questions, and told the judge he understands the charges, which include committing violence against people at an international airport resulting in death, and two firearms offenses.Valle set a detention hearing for Jan. 17, followed by an arraignment for entering a plea for Jan. 23 .On Dec. 8, the gun was returned to Santiago.
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