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Convicted Fort Hood Shooter Arrives At Death Row

This is a photo of a cell at Fort Leavenworth, which is similar to the type that will house Fot Hood convicted murderer Nidal Hasan.  Hasan’s cell will be larger due ADA requirements.

This is a photo of a cell at Fort Leavenworth, which is similar to the type that will house Fot Hood convicted murderer Nidal Hasan. Hasan’s cell will be larger due ADA requirements.

FORT HOOD (AP) — Fort Hood officials say the Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the 2009 shooting rampage has arrived at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

Officials released a statement Friday saying Nidal Hasan had arrived at the prison’s death row.

(credit: CBS 11 News)

(credit: CBS 11 News)

A military jury convicted Hasan last week of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 at Fort Hood, a sprawling Army post in central Texas. The same jurors deliberated less than two hours on Wednesday before deciding Hasan should be put to death.

Hasan joins just five other inmates on the military’s death row.

Death sentences are rare in the military court system, and they’re automatically appealed. The appeals process often takes years if not decades.

The military hasn’t executed an active duty U.S. soldier since 1961.

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