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U.S. Expected To Say Accused Fort Hood Shooter Carefully Planned Attackposted on August 5, 2013
Lisa Maria Garza of Reuters reports that after “nearly four years of legal delays,” the trial of Major Nidal Hasan is set to get underway on Tuesday. “Hasan, 42, an American-born Muslim, is charged with killing 13 soldiers and injuring 32 civilian workers in the rampage, only days before he was scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan,” Garza writes. “A military jury of nine colonels, three lieutenant colonels and one major will consider evidence in the case. Hasan was shot and critically wounded to end the massacre. He is confined to a wheel chair.” Hasan, who claims his actions were taken to protect Muslims and the Taliban from the U.S. military, will represent himself in court and could face the death penalty if convicted.