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Published On: Sat, Aug 24th, 2013

Nidal Hasan convicted in Fort Hood shooting,13 counts of murder

Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who opened fire on dozens of soldiers at Fort Hood., Texas in 2009, was found guilty Friday of murdering 13 people.

Major Nidal Hasan, Fort hood shooter  photo US Army

Major Nidal Hasan, Fort hood shooter photo US Army

Hasan acted as his own attorney and began by confessing that he was the shooter. He was convicted on 13 charges of premeditated murder and 32 of attempted murder by a panel of senior officers. He showed no reaction as the verdict was read, according to news agencies. In the courtroom were several survivors of the attack and relatives of those killed, and some began to cry after Hasan and the panel had left the room.

The case will now move to a sentencing phase, during which more witnesses may be called and Hasan, age 42, could testify before a punishment is handed down.

This verdict takes him one step closer to becoming the first active-duty soldier to be executed in more than 50 years.

“This is where members (of the jury) decide whether you will live or whether you will die,” trial judge Col. Tara Osborn told Hasan after the verdict.

Jurors deliberated for about seven hours over the course of two days. The most-lenient punishment Hasan could face is life in prison.

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