Death Sentence for Hasan

A military jury at Fort Hood, Tex., on Wednesday sentenced Army Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for his mass shooting at the installation in November 2009 that killed 13 and wounded more than 30. The 13 officers making up the jury voted unanimously for death, reported the Los Angeles Times. The convening authority of Hasan’s court martial must now approve the jury’s decision. Hasan, 42, an Army psychiatrist, represented himself in court during his trial. He admitted to the shooting, saying he grew disillusioned with the military and became a Muslim guerrilla fighter. The jury last week convicted him of 13 counts of premeditated murder and lesser charges.