Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, who was found guilty on all counts last week, was sentenced to death today. The decision of life or death was left to a 13 member panel, and had to be unanimous one way or the other.
KVUE reported on Twitter:
— KVUE News (@KVUE) August 28, 2013
Hasan did not speak during the sentencing phase, and did not avail himself of the services of the attorneys that were provided for him on stand-by. Traditionally, death penalty verdicts in military trials are followed by a procedure that involves multiple appeals. Given Hasan's behavior in the initial trial - admitting to the crime, refusing counsel, and refusing to mount any real defense for his actions other than to state that he had switched sides - the appeals procedure could be more of the same.