Work place violence goes the route … Unanamous verdict since he admitted attacking our unarmed troops.
Besides the 13 dead, 31 people were hurt in the attack. Hasan shot at a 32nd and missed.
Witnesses said Hasan stood on a chair, yelled, “Allahu Akbar!” and began firing on soldiers in a waiting area, 18 feet by 9 feet. Many were shot in the back, some as they were lying on the floor or crawling away.
Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who admitted to the 2009 shooting rampage at the military base here, was convicted Friday of 13 counts of premeditated murder — and could become the first American soldier to be put to death in half a century.
Hasan was also convicted, by a military jury, of 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the attack, the deadliest mass murder on a base in American military history.
Under military law, a conviction on at least two counts of premeditated murder makes Hasan eligible for the death penalty. The penalty phase of the court-martial is to begin Monday.
Hasan, 42, who acted as his own lawyer during the trial, said he had changed sides in what he called an American war against Islam. He presented no witnesses and did not make a closing argument to the jury.
Prosecutors said Hasan committed the attack because he did not want to be deployed to Afghanistan and that he believed he had a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible.
Tom Rheinlander, a spokesman for Fort Hood, announces Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was found guilty on all charges for a 2009 shooting rampage in Afghanistan.
The military lined up 90 witnesses against him. One prosecutor, Army Col. Steve Henricks, told the jury that Hasan turned the Army base into his “personal kill zone” on Nov. 5, 2009.
A police officer ended the rampage by shooting Hasan, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. He gave an opening statement in the trial and watched the rest of it from his wheelchair.