Conviction in Ft. Hood case

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FORT HOOD, Texas — 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.

Military jurors found the Army psychiatrist guilty today for the attack that killed 13 people -- including a soldier from Columbia County -- and injured more than 30 others at the Texas military base.

The trial now enters a penalty phase, where prosecutors will ask jurors to sentence Hasan to death.

Hasan is acting as his own attorney. But he didn’t call witnesses or testify, and he questioned only three of prosecutors’ nearly 90 witnesses.

Through media leaks and statements to the judge, the American-born Muslim signaled that he believed the attack was justified as a way to protect Islamic and Taliban leaders from U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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faithson 08/23/13 - 04:09 pm
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swift and final justice...

he wants to meet his 70 virgins... sooner the better.

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dichotomy 08/23/13 - 04:40 pm
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Don't put him to death and

Don't put him to death and make him a martyr. Just give him life with no chance of parole and put him in the general population at Ft. Leavenworth and let the other prisoners take care of him.

Then, reclassify his action to what it was.....a terrorist attack.....and give those wounded soldiers and the families of the murdered soldiers the benefits to which they are entitled.

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