crimes and misdemeanors

Nidal Hasan Sentenced to Death for Fort Hood Shooting

In this photo released by the Bell County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who is charged with nurder in the Fort Hood shootings, is seen in a booking photo after being moved to the Bell County Jail on April 9, 2010 in Belton, Texas. Hasan was transferred early April 9, 2010 from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio to Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas.
Photo: Bell County Sheriff’s Office

A jury today decided that the wheelchair-bound former Army psychiatrist should die for killing or wounding dozens of soldiers in the 2009 rampage. Although Hasan has previously said the death penalty will make him a “martyr,” prosecutors insisted in court, “Do not be fooled. He is not giving his life. We are taking his life. This is not his gift to God. This is his debt to society.” A military death sentence is subject to President Obama’s approval and will probably take at least a decade to exhaust appeals.

Hasan Sentenced to Death for Fort Hood Shooting