Nidal Hasan collected nearly $300,000 in military salary while awaiting trial for the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, but his attorney said that nearly all of it was given to charity.
Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Ted Cruz have introduced a bill to reclassify the 2009 Fort Hood shooting as an act of terror and provide more benefits for victims and their kin.
The dispute over the beard had led to the ouster of the original judge in his court-martial. The new judge had allowed Hasan to keep it as his trial last month.
Victims and relatives of the 13 people killed in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood have protested that the government has categorized the shooting as workplace violence.
Three Texas Congressmen have proposed legislation in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate that would give Fort Hood shooting victims the same benefits as soldiers who have been the victim of terrorist attacks.
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.
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.