Fort Hood Verdict
Army psychiatrist found guilty of 2009 Fort Hood massacre
KVUE — A military panel has found Major Nidal Malik Hasan guilty of the Fort Hood shooting rampage which killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others on Nov. 5, 2009.
In his court martial on Friday the military panel found him guilty of all charges: 13 for premediated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder.
Members of the military panel deliberated for more than three hours on Thursday and three and a half on Friday.
Just after noon Friday, the jury had two questions -- one about a type error on the worksheet they fill out and a clarification on rules of finding guilt/innocence on the worksheet.
The case moved much faster than expected, mostly because Hasan has kept quiet. He never called a witness and only cross examined three of the 89 witnesses prosecutors called to the stand.
During closing arguments on Thursday, Hasan, who’s representing himself in the trial, wrapped up by saying the he had no closing argument statement to give.
Prosecutors, however, spent 91 minutes detailing the day of the shooting. They threw out every piece of evidence they could find, including the guns and ammunition Hasan bought before the shooting, his target practice and his surveying at the Soldier Readiness Center.
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