fort hood trial http://kut.org en Hasan Faces Lengthy Appeals Process Before Execution http://kut.org/post/hasan-faces-lengthy-appeals-process-execution <p></p><p>The jury in the court martial of Nidal Hasan sentenced him to death Wednesday. He was convicted of killing 13 people and wounding more 32 in the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood. But legal experts say it could still be years before the death sentence is carried out – if at all.</p><p>Under military law, Hasan’s case will automatically be appealed because he received a death sentence, even if he doesn’t want to appeal.</p><p>But before the case goes to an appeals court, the commanding general of Fort Hood must approve the findings and the sentence. That alone will take a while.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:58:13 +0000 Kate McGee 8564 at http://kut.org Hasan Faces Lengthy Appeals Process Before Execution Hasan Sentenced to Death for 2009 Fort Hood Shootings http://kut.org/post/hasan-sentenced-death-2009-fort-hood-shootings <p>Army Major Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to death for the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and 32 wounded.</p><p>The military jury deliberated for a little more than two hours before announcing their decision. Military law requires the panel be unanimous to impose the death sentence.</p><p>Hasan could be the first member of the military executed since 1961, though the sentence triggers an automatic appeals process that could stretch for years to come.</p><p>In representing himself during the trial, Hasan presented little in the way of a defense. In his opening argument, he admitted the evidence would show he was the shooter. He offered no closing argument and did not call any witnesses during either the trial or penalty phase.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:17:46 +0000 Matt Largey 8558 at http://kut.org Hasan Sentenced to Death for 2009 Fort Hood Shootings Hasan Declines to Present Defense During Sentencing http://kut.org/post/hasan-declines-present-defense-during-sentencing <p><em><strong>Update, 2:30 PM:</strong>&nbsp;</em>When given the opportunity to speak on his own behalf today,&nbsp;Hasan&nbsp;simply said "the defense rests." The jury was dismissed, and will likely return tomorrow morning for closing arguments for sentencing.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:54:15 +0000 Terrence Henry 8547 at http://kut.org Hasan Declines to Present Defense During Sentencing Emotional Testimony During Sentencing of Fort Hood Shooter http://kut.org/post/emotional-testimony-during-sentencing-fort-hood-shooter <p></p><p>The second day of sentencing begins today in the military trial of convicted Fort Hood shooter&nbsp;Maj.&nbsp;Nidal&nbsp;Hasan.</p><p>The court is likely to hear more testimony from survivors and the families of those killed.</p><p>A jury&nbsp;<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/hasan-guilty-all-counts-fort-hood-shooting-trial" target="_blank">found&nbsp;Hasan&nbsp;guilty</a>&nbsp;of premeditated murder Friday in the November 2009 mass shooting that killed 13 and wounded 32. In the sentencing phase, the focus has shifted to the human cost of&nbsp;Hasan's&nbsp;shooting spree.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:28:42 +0000 Terrence Henry 8545 at http://kut.org Emotional Testimony During Sentencing of Fort Hood Shooter Hasan Guilty on All Counts in Fort Hood Shooting Trial http://kut.org/post/hasan-guilty-all-counts-fort-hood-shooting-trial <p><strong>Update</strong>: Army&nbsp;Maj.&nbsp;Nidal&nbsp;Hasan&nbsp;has been found guilty on all counts of premeditated murder and attempted murder in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Hasan&nbsp;now faces either life in prison or the death penalty.&nbsp;Sentencing begins Monday.&nbsp;</p><p>Army psychiatrist Hasan acted as his own attorney in the case – but he did so little in his own defense that his standby counsel expressed concern that he was purposely seeking the death penalty.</p><p>Sentencing begins Monday. The sentencing phase runs similarly to a trial. The 13 members of the military panel will decide Hasan’s sentence—not the judge. Prosecutors&nbsp; are expected to call 19 witnesses, including family members. They’re expected to talk about the grief they experienced losing a loved one.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:53:11 +0000 Kate McGee 8530 at http://kut.org Hasan Guilty on All Counts in Fort Hood Shooting Trial As Hasan Trial Continues, Killeen Looks to Share Its Story http://kut.org/post/hasan-trial-continues-killeen-looks-share-its-story <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F105090051" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The court martial of Maj.&nbsp;Nidal Hasan continues this week at Fort Hood. He’s accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 people in a shooting rampage there in November 2009.</p><p>Just beyond the gates of the Army post is in the city of Killeen. Since the start of the military trial, community leaders there have invited media covering the trial to several community events. It’s a chance to highlight the city – even if it’s not under the best of circumstances.</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:15:13 +0000 Kate McGee 8476 at http://kut.org As Hasan Trial Continues, Killeen Looks to Share Its Story