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KILLEEN, TX (CNN/RNN) –  A military court has found Army Major Nidal Hasan guilty on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in the November 2009 shooting at Fort Hood Army base in Texas.  He is eligible for the death penalty.
I sincerely hope the prosecution's request fails, as the death penalty would give Hasan what he wants.

and that Hasan, who wants to be a martyr,  is remanded to a military prison for life without the possibility of parole.

 I also think he should be denied  -- as Bradley Manning has been --  wearing his beard that does not meet Army regulations during his incarceration. Let him be furnished the minimum of mercy, for he showed none in his traitorous attack on unarmed soldiers.

If he is given the death penalty, I prefer to see him hang, rather than face a firing squad or lethal injection.

On Nov. 5, 2009, Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan killed 13 and injured 30 more at the Army base at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan wanted to leave the Army since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and according to investigators, he began plotting his escape in early 2009. Hasan researched terrorist killings and how to plot jihadist attacks. Three months before the massacre, he began buying weapons and ammunition.


Hasan fired nearly 150 shots, targeting unarmed, uniformed soldiers yet tried to avoid civilians. Some soldiers were killed instantly; others hid behind cubicles, under desks and behind doors. The only civilian killed in the massacre, Michael Cahill, charged from behind a cubicle and threw a chair at Hasan, who shot and killed Cahill on the spot. Hasan walked out the back door and kept shooting the soldiers who were trying to escape.


Fort Worth's Star-Telegram has more:

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday for the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to protect Muslim insurgents abroad.

A jury of 13 high-ranking military officers reached a unanimous guilty verdict on all 13 counts of premeditated murder and a guilty verdict on 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. Hasan is now eligible for the death penalty.

Hasan stared at the jury with no visible reaction as the verdict was read. After he and jurors left the courtroom, some victims who survived the attack and victims' relatives began to cry.

Edited to reduce FWST exerpt for fair use.

Originally posted to BlackSheep1 on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM PDT.

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