Death sentence for Ft. Hood killer

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 3:30 PM
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FORT HOOD, Texas — A military jury sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, giving the Army psychiatrist what he believed would be a path to martyrdom in the attack on unarmed fellow soldiers.

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The American-born Muslim, who has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, never denied being the gunman. In opening statements, he acknowledged to the jury that he pulled the trigger in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting final medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The same jurors who convicted Hasan last week had just two options: either agree unanimously that Hasan should die or watch the 42-year-old get an automatic sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole.

Hasan had no visible reaction when the verdict was read Wednesday, staring first at the jury forewoman and then at the judge.

Officials said he will be taken back to a county jail and then transported on the first available military flight to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The timing on the flight wasn’t immediately clear.

Hasan could become the first American soldier executed in more than half a century. But because the military justice system requires a lengthy appeals process, years or even decades could pass before he is put to death.

The lead prosecutor assured jurors that Hasan would “never be a martyr” despite his attempt to tie the attack to religion.

“He is a criminal. He is a cold-blooded murderer,” Col. Mike Mulligan said.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/28/13 - 06:53 pm
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Remember Kool-Aide Drinkers

Our President has told you this had nothing to do with Terrorism.

The American-born Muslim, who has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, never denied being the gunman. The Administration quickly told you he was not a Terrorist. It turns out he was protecting Muslims against America and wished for martyrdom in the attack on
unarmed
fellow soldiers.

Please Note:
I mean the above, as no disrespect to those peaceful and faithful Muslims in the USA.

I and many Americans understand every religious group has its destructive followers, that become confused , and follow paths not of GOD's word.

لحمد لله

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/28/13 - 06:59 pm
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Mistake!

Martyrdom is what he seeks and the death penalty gives him just that. Lock his worthless butt up in a prison and let him fend for himself.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/28/13 - 09:04 pm
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GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 08/28/13 - 09:45 pm
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Darby
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Darby 08/29/13 - 01:51 am
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Hang him and do it quietly and in private as

we did those German solders during WWII.

Don't even announce the date or time. Just let it be know years down the road that it happened.

They were hung in an abandoned elevator shaft. (They really were given the shaft.)

And DON'T give his remains to anyone.

Darby
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Darby 08/29/13 - 01:55 am
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Now it's time to pressure OzBama to award

the Purple Heart to everyone who was killed or injured by that animal. They should also have been awarded combat (Hazardous Duty) pay as well.

Do they deserve it less than that poser John Kerry?

Just for starters.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 08/29/13 - 05:44 am
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Appeals process too lengthy

He will eventually get his martyr status though. In about 25 years.

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