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Jury sentences Major Nidal Hasan to death in Fort Hood shooting rampage

A court martial sentenced a US army officer to death on Wednesday for carrying out an Al-Qaeda inspired mass shooting on the Fort Hood base that left 13 people dead. After only four hours of deliberations, the forewoman of a jury of military officers said that it was their unanimous…

Judge orders defense lawyers to remain with alleged Fort Hood shooter

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – The judge in the court-martial of a U.S. Army psychiatrist accused of a mass shooting denied a request by his standby defense lawyers to reduce their role, and ordered them Thursday to continue assisting Major Nidal Hasan. The three lawyers had asked military Judge Colonel…

Judge considers giving alleged Ft. Hood shooter more time for self-defense

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – An Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 could learn on Tuesday whether a judge will grant him more time to prepare as he represents himself in the military trial. Major Nidal Hasan,…

Fort Hood shooting suspect says he was defending Taliban

A US army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at a Texas military base said Tuesday he plans to mount a defense arguing he attacked soldiers in order to defend the Taliban. Major Nidal Hasan, who faces the death penalty if convicted, has asked to delay his upcoming court martial…

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