On Wednesday a military court sentenced Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting spree in Fort Hood, Texas, that left 13 dead and more than 30 injured. Hasan, who represented himself at the trial, never denied his role in the attack, acknowledging in opening statements that he opened fire on a waiting room of troops prepping for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was convicted last week and faced either death or life imprisonment without parole. The 13-member jury of military officers unanimously voted for death, which will make him the first American soldier executed since 1961.
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