Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting


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Submitted: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 7:00pm
Updated: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 7:03pm
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MICHAEL GRACZYK
Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

Hasan never denied being the gunman and has said the attack on unarmed soldiers was motivated by a desire to protect Muslim insurgents fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Because he did not dispute the allegations, the trial has been primarily a pursuit of the death penalty.

The same jury that sentenced him to death Wednesday also found him guilty last week in the attack, which also wounded more than 30 people at the Texas military base.

Military prosecutors believed that any sentence short of death would deny.

Before an execution date is set, the sentence will face years, if not decades, of appeals.

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4 Comments on "Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting"


Guest Reply Redux
2015 years 8 months ago

“Before an execution date is set, the sentence will face years, if not decades, of appeals.” (Unquote)
Then is this progress? We need to go back to the Cowboy days…especially with Texas having this trail, and sling the noose over the Ole Oak Tree…like tomorrow for starters.

Guest2020
2015 years 8 months ago

My question is, would that be the case since it is under the UCMJ rather than a state government?

I agree that justice should be swift and not dragged on for decades.

guesty
2015 years 8 months ago

We get to pay to house, feed, give medical care and educate this killer.

Guest45
2015 years 8 months ago

Hang him from a pig hide rope and do it tomorrow on a street corner and leave him there for the world to see, this should have never come to trial, he should have never left that building alive if security would have been up to speed on their job!