Major Nidal Hasan was convicted by a military jury in Fort Hood, Texas for the massacre of fellow soldiers in 2009. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was found guilty on Friday for the premeditated murder of 13 soldiers, according to NBC News reports on Aug. 23.
The Army doctor – who acted as his own attorney – was also convicted of 32 counts of premeditated murder by the Texas based military jury.
On, Nov. 5, 2009, the 42-year-old military doctor, planned for deployment in Afghanistan, was shot down by enforcement officers; he is permanently paralyzed from the waist down.
The penalty phase of the trial is set to begin Monday.
According to witness reports, the mad doctor stood on a chair and opened fire at the Fort Hood’s military center where hundreds of soldiers were processed for clearance prior to deployment.
One witness said, “He shouted Allahu Akbar!” before he began the target shooting of hundreds of Army soldiers.
Families and friends including military personnel of the slain soldiers have attended annual memorials that were caused by Major Nidal Malik Hasan.
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