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Federal prosecutors could announce in court whether to seek execution of LAX gunman

FILE - This photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia, 23. Ciancia, charged with fatally shooting a Transportation Security Administration screener and wounding three other people at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1, 2013. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty against Ciancia, federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in U.S. District Court. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

FILE - This photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia, 23. Ciancia, charged with fatally shooting a Transportation Security Administration screener and wounding three other people at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1, 2013. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty against Ciancia, federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in U.S. District Court. (AP Photo/FBI, File)  (The Associated Press)

The man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport is due in court and prosecutors could announce whether they will seek the death penalty.

Paul Ciancia is scheduled to appear Monday for a status hearing in Los Angeles federal court.

Prosecutors said this summer that they expected a decision in November from the attorney general about whether to pursue the death penalty in the killing of a Transportation Security Administration officer and the wounding of three other people at LAX last year.

A federal prosecutor said Thursday that the attorney general had not yet made a decision about the death penalty.

Ciancia, a New Jersey native, has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.

The judge wants the case to go to trial next year.