A military court on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, giving the Army psychiatrist a path to the martyrdom he appeared to crave in the attack on unarmed fellow soldiers.
Closing arguments have wrapped up in the sentencing hearing of convicted Fort Hood murderer Major Nidal Hasan.
The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood decided not to call witnesses or testify Tuesday during his trial’s penalty phase, which is his last chance to plead for his life before the jury begins deliberating whether to sentence him to death.
Day one of the sentencing phase for convicted Fort Hood murderer, Nidal Hasan, proved to be the most emotional and gut-wrenching day of the three-week court martial.
The man convicted of the Fort Hood rampage begins the sentencing phase of his trial on Monday, facing a possible death sentence for the deadly mass shooting.
Maj. Nidal Hasan has been convicted of premeditated murder for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. That means he’s now eligible for the death penalty.
A jury resumed deliberations Friday in the case of a 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, even though the accused gunman admitted responsibility and mounted no defense.
A panel of 13 military officers are deliberating the fate of Army Major Nidal Hasan. The defendant once again showed his refusal to challenge the government’s case by declining to make a closing argument.
Jurors hearing the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the soldier accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, are being given detailed instructions about how to reach a verdict.
The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, and representing himself in the case, rested on Wednesday without calling any witnesses in his defense.
Military prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.
Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, is about to get his best chance yet to explain his actions, if he chooses to seize the opportunity.