August 23, 2013

It doesn't come as a big surprise for anyone following the case, but still, an important proof that these kind of terror events can be handled within our judicial system (or in this case, military judicial system):

A military jury on Friday convicted Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan on 45 charges of premeditated and attempted premeditated murder in connection with the shooting rampage at this central Texas Army post four years ago, the deadliest attack on a domestic U.S. military base.

He now faces a possible death sentence.

Hasan was responsible for 13 deaths and more than 30 wounded when he entered the processing center in which he worked and opened fire. In the crossfire, Hasan was wounded and left paralyzed from the waist down.

Hasan served as his own counsel for the trial and only offered up any objections nor cross-examined the prosecutions witnesses. This may be a tactic to use in an inevitable appeal should he be given the death penalty.

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