August 28th, 2013
04:45 PM ET

Fort Hood shooting jury recommends death penalty for Nidal Hasan

A military jury on Wednesday recommended the death penalty for convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, for the 2009 massacre on the Army base that left 13 people dead and 32 others wounded.

The 13-member panel deliberated for 2½ hours, and the president of the jury - or foreman– announced the finding in open court with a clear voice, that Hasan "be put to death."

The convicted killer said nothing as the decision was announced, and had appeared emotionless earlier in the morning when dramatic closing arguments in the sentencing phased were held without his participation.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Couldn't happen to an un-nicer guy.

    August 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Death is absolutely just in this case.

    August 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dazzle ©

    Good like right away!

    August 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    As it should be.Only regret it took this long.

    August 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    My question is, why did he continued to get payed while he was incarcerated ?

    August 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, I suppose innocent until declared guilty. Even though he made no bones about what he did. Protocol, I guess.

      August 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. vikingwoman

    This dude is the posterboy for some 1 deserving the death sentence! Just hope his crazy friends don't feel the need to riot in his memory!!

    August 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. vikingwoman

    After all, this is what he wanted & I hope his crazy friends respect that! By "crazy friends" I'm of course referring to religious fanatical nutcases! In case any1 was wondering!!

    August 28, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Yes, @faux fernace, he is.

    August 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Phelix Unger

    This should only take another five or ten years.

    August 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Only 5 or 10 years? Quicker than most then huh?

    August 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO

    He'll die believing he was right. Backshooting a bunch of unarmed colleagues.

    August 29, 2013 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    If he is under that illusion of dying believing he was right then his soul , from what i have read & researched, is in for a very rude shock.

    August 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |