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Published On: Thu, Aug 29th, 2013

Ft Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan, sentenced to death by military jury

A military jury on Wednesday recommended the death penalty for convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, for the 2009 massacre on post that left 13 people dead and 32 others wounded.

Nidal HasanThe 13-member panel spent less than two hours deliberating privately, and the president — or forewoman– announced the finding in open court with a clear voice, that Hasan “be put to death.”

The convicted killer said nothing as the decision was announced, and had appeared emotionless earlier in the morning when dramatic closing arguments in the sentencing phase were held without his participation.

The judge quickly accepted the verdict; the matter now goes to the “convening authority” — an Army general who will review the four-week court-martial proceedings and make the binding decision whether to accept the guilty verdict and capital sentence.

It is a process that could take a few more months, and only then will the verdicts become official.

No active-duty service member has been executed since 1961, and legal experts said it will probably be many years, if ever, before the sentence will be carried out.

 

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  1. Chuck T. Orange says:

    This verdict is good. Now it becomes incumbent on all past, present, and future military veterans to track the body so that it may be disinterred, disrespected, and reburied in a suitable pig pen with video taken for distribution. This will weigh heavily on the next moslem thinking about doing this. Concurrently, present military should consider having a fatal accident befall any moslems in the military…because YOU do not want to be shot in the back.

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