Maj Nidal Hasan sentenced to death for killing 13 US soldiers
By Ghanizada - Thu Aug 29, 10:02 am
A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj Nidal Hasan to death pentaly over the 2009 shooting rampage at Foor Hood, which left at least 13 soldiers dead and 32 others ijured.
Maj Nidal Hasan said that the attack was carried out by himto protect the Taliban fighters from the troops who were about to be deploy to Afghanistan.
This will be the first US military service member to be executed since 1961. He will be executed after president Barack Obama authorises his execution, but due to the military justice system which requires a lengthy appeals process, years or even decades could pass before he is put to death.
Hasan, a U.S.-born Muslim, is accused of carrying out one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history by firing more than 100 rounds during a seven-minute shooting spree at the Army base in central Texas on Nov. 5, 2009.
He has admitted to carrying out the attack but was prohibited by military law from entering a guilty plea because military prosecutors were pursuing the death sentence.