August 6th, 2013
03:29 PM ET

Hasan: 'I switched sides'

The Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 comrades and wounding more than 30 delivered his own opening statement in his court-martial Tuesday, declaring, "I am the shooter."

Maj. Nidal Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in the 2009 massacre at Ford Hood, the largest U.S. Army installation. Testimony in his long-delayed court-martial began Tuesday morning at the post, with Hasan representing himself.

"The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter," Hasan told the panel that will decide his fate. "The evidence presented with this trial will show one side. The evidence will also show that I was on the wrong side. I then switched sides."


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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Somehow I think Hasan is planning a road trip with George Zimmerman when he gets aquitted.

    August 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. badbradbuzzard

    nope don't believe it, he was always a muslim and this was his way of following mohommad's "orders" to kill the infidels.
    the sooner he is put down the better.

    August 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      NSA knew who he was

      August 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. vikingwoman

    Lol @ Jeff Frank! Spot on!!

    August 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Evidence will show he was on the wrong side? Then he switched sides? Oh no no no...we should not show any racial profiling here, especially when he's on trial like this. Seems like he's in a deep enigma. Does this greaseball stupid f___ even know what planet he's on?

    August 6, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Looks crazy enough unlike other mass murderers who we were unfortunate to also look at recently who appeared smug and content. Or cocky like the Norwegian.
    Swift judgement and execution is the only punishment that comes to mind for this perp.

    August 7, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
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    August 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Swift execution is the only punishment that appeals to the mind for this perp.

    August 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble

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    August 7, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scottish Mama

    Sooooooo he is a switch hitter?

    August 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The wording is ambiguous, lol...

      August 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Ohhhhhh, k. lol.

      August 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    How nice that hes pleading for the prosecutor but too bad he didnt try help the judge out too, by turning that gun around and finished with what he SHOULDA started with.

    August 8, 2013 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Ah a cpl typos but you all get the gist of my statement.

    August 8, 2013 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Lol @ Jack, they know who all of us are. The big question is why would they care?

    August 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |