Maj. Nidal Hasan http://kut.org en Fort Hood Memorial Moves Forward But Still Needs Money http://kut.org/post/fort-hood-memorial-moves-forward-still-needs-money <p>People trying to build a memorial for victims of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood hope a ground breaking ceremony they held Tuesday will help raise the last amount of cash they need to complete the project.&nbsp;</p><p>It's been almost five years since Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire at the Army post, killing 13 people and wounding more than 30. Hasan, 43, was sentenced to death last year by a military jury.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:01:51 +0000 Nathan Bernier 10838 at http://kut.org Fort Hood Memorial Moves Forward But Still Needs Money A Survivor Of The 2009 Fort Hood Shootings Says Things Will Get Better http://kut.org/post/survivor-2009-fort-hood-shootings-says-things-will-get-better <p>On Wednesday, Fort Hood remembered the victims of last week’s shootings.</p><p><a href="http://keranews.org/post/fort-hood-memorial-service-obama-offers-solace" target="_blank">President Obama spoke at the memorial service</a>.</p><p>“It was love for country that inspired these three Americans to put on the uniform and join the greatest army that the world has ever known,” the president said.</p><p>The last week has also been hard for survivors of the last shooting spree. In 2009, <a href="http://kut.org/post/emotional-testimony-during-sentencing-fort-hood-shooter" target="_blank">Patrick Zeigler was shot four times by Major Nidal Malik Hasan</a>.</p><p>Zeigler talked with <a href="http://keranews.org/post/survivor-2009-fort-hood-shootings-says-things-will-get-better?__utma=164821157.1293340453.1395317680.1395317680.1397133843.3&amp;__utmb=164821157.6.10.1397133844&amp;__utmc=164821157&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=164821157.1395317822.2.2.utmcsr=google|utmccn=%28organic%29|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=%28not%20provided%29&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=124732298" target="_blank">KERA</a> about his recovery -- and the surprising friendships that have come from that tragic day. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:38:59 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao, KERA 10188 at http://kut.org A Survivor Of The 2009 Fort Hood Shootings Says Things Will Get Better Video: Site of Fort Hood Massacre Demolished, Memorial to Be Built http://kut.org/post/video-site-fort-hood-massacre-demolished-memorial-be-built <p>It was over four years ago when Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan entered the troop-filled soldier processing room at <a href="http://kut.org/term/fort-hood" target="_blank">Fort Hood</a> and opened fire with a laser sighted pistol.</p><p>Yesterday, the Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works confirmed demolition of Building 42003, the soldier processing room where most of the attack took place.</p><p>Video of the demolition&nbsp;–&nbsp;seen below&nbsp;–&nbsp;shows a backhoe tearing into an exterior wall of the building and pulling pieces of it to the ground.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The November 2009 attack left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:04:47 +0000 Nathan Bernier & Kelly Krupa 9807 at http://kut.org Video: Site of Fort Hood Massacre Demolished, Memorial to Be Built 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 Jury Deliberating in Fort Hood Shooting Trial http://kut.org/post/jury-deliberating-fort-hood-shooting-trial <p><strong>Update: </strong>The jury in the court martial of Major Nidal Hasan has begun to deliberate. They're considering whether or not Hasan is guilty of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder in the Fort Hood shooting in 2009.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:15:58 +0000 Kate McGee 8522 at http://kut.org Jury Deliberating 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 Graphic Testimony Continues in Hasan Court Martial http://kut.org/post/graphic-testimony-continues-hasan-court-martial <p>Over 40 witnesses have testified in the <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/hasan-fort-hood-trial-i-am-shooter">court martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan</a>.&nbsp;Most of the witnesses today identified Hasan as the shooter. Many had been shot in the attack.</p><p>Nearly all of the witnesses testified when the shooting began they thought it was a training exercise. Even as some were hit, they thought they were hit by paintballs, until they noticed blood. They described a rapid firing, a pause as the shooter reloaded, and the continued shots ringing out. The testimony continues to be detailed and graphic.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:04:15 +0000 Kate McGee 8474 at http://kut.org Graphic Testimony Continues in Hasan Court Martial Inside the Fort Hood Courtroom: Quotes from the Hasan Trial http://kut.org/post/inside-fort-hood-courtroom-quotes-hasan-trial <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104631939%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-x0Tja" scrolling="no" width="100%" frameborder="no" height="166"></iframe></p><p>Today wraps up the first week of testimony in the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 at the Fort Hood Army Post on Nov. 5, 2009. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:48:27 +0000 Kate McGee 8470 at http://kut.org Inside the Fort Hood Courtroom: Quotes from the Hasan Trial Even If Hasan’s Convicted, a Long Road to Death Row Awaits http://kut.org/post/even-if-hasan-s-convicted-long-road-death-row-awaits <p></p><p>In the opening statement at his court-martial, Maj. Nidal Hasan said, “The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter.”</p><p>While the case against Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009, appears simple, punishment may not be swift.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:06:22 +0000 Marylee Williams 8462 at http://kut.org Even If Hasan’s Convicted, a Long Road to Death Row Awaits Ft. Hood Update: Lawyers Say Hasan's Seeking Death Sentence http://kut.org/post/ft-hood-update-lawyers-say-hasans-seeking-death-sentence <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104482239%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-s0yJI" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong>Update:</strong> The trial of Major Nidal Hasan is expected to resume at 9 a.m. after an abrupt recess yesterday. Nidal's council filed a motion to clarify their role in the trial. Listen above to hear what &nbsp;happened yesterday.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Update: (12:53 p.m.) &nbsp;</strong>When Maj.&nbsp;Nidal Hasan was wheeled into the courtroom Wednesday morning, the press expected to hear continued testimony in the trial. But it quickly became apparent today would present another twist in an already unprecedented case.</p><p>Late Tuesday night, Hasan’s standby council, led by Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, filed a motion to clarify the council’s role in the trial. The council believes Hasan wants the death penalty, and they do not want to provide legal assistance to him if that’s his goal.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:56:49 +0000 Wells Dunbar & Kate McGee 8461 at http://kut.org Ft. Hood Update: Lawyers Say Hasan's Seeking Death Sentence What You Need to Know From Day One of the Fort Hood Trial http://kut.org/post/what-you-need-know-day-one-fort-hood-trial <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104346725%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-zAOrN" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Today marks Day Two in the trial of Major Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009. The trial is expected to take months – only twelve of the nearly 300 witnesses testified Tuesday. More&nbsp;of the prosecution’s witnesses will testify today as prosecutors continue to build a case against Hasan.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:14:47 +0000 Kate McGee 8459 at http://kut.org What You Need to Know From Day One of the Fort Hood Trial Hasan at Fort Hood Trial: 'I Am the Shooter' http://kut.org/post/hasan-fort-hood-trial-i-am-shooter <p></p><p><strong>Update</strong>: Testimony is underway in the Maj. Nidal Hasan case. Eight witnesses have testified so far, including employees at Guns Galore, a local gun shop where Hasan purchased ammunition and weapons.</p><p>Fredrick Brennan, one of the employees at Guns Galore, said Hasan regularly purchased 200 to 300 rounds of ammunition for shooting practice.</p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:46:18 +0000 Kate McGee 8457 at http://kut.org Hasan at Fort Hood Trial: 'I Am the Shooter' Judge in Fort Hood Case Rules on Evidence as Trial Nears http://kut.org/post/judge-fort-hood-case-rules-evidence-trial-nears <p>The trial of the alleged <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/listen-day-fort-hood-shooting-and-years-aftermath" target="_blank">Fort Hood shooter</a> is set to start next week.</p><p>Army Maj. Nidal Hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others in a shooting rampage at the Army post in 2009.</p><p>The military judge in the trial ruled Wednesday the <a href="http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com/go/doc/3439/1867674/" target="_blank">government can’t use some evidence</a> in opening statements. The prosecution wanted to use three alleged e-mails between Hasan and<a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/leading-al-qaeda-figure-al-awlaki-dead" target="_blank"> Anwar al-Awlaki</a> – a man described as an al-Qaeda recruiter. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:21:25 +0000 Rachel Adams-Heard & Laura Rice 8442 at http://kut.org Judge in Fort Hood Case Rules on Evidence as Trial Nears First Day of Jury Selection in Fort Hood Trial Complete http://kut.org/post/first-day-jury-selection-fort-hood-trial-complete <p><strong>Update:</strong> Six of the first 20 potential panelists in the trail of Major Nidal Hasan&nbsp;were dismissed today in the first day of jury selection. The court will resume tomorrow and split the remaining panelists into groups for individual questioning. The first group will begin at 9 a.m. and the second group will be questioned at 2:30 p.m. Hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 in a shooting at the Fort Hood army post in 2009.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:44:45 +0000 Kate McGee 8322 at http://kut.org First Day of Jury Selection in Fort Hood Trial Complete Listen: The Day of the Fort Hood Shooting - And Years of Aftermath http://kut.org/post/listen-day-fort-hood-shooting-and-years-aftermath <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F100325791&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=ff0800" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>It’s been more than three years since a gunman walked into a military processing center at <a href="http://www.hood.army.mil/">Fort Hood</a> – about an hour north of Austin – and began shooting people at point blank range. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Hood_shooting#Casualties">Thirteen people were killed</a> and more than thirty were wounded. After <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/delay-request-hasan-trial-denied">years of delays</a>, the trial of Army Maj.&nbsp;Nidal Hasan <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/jury-selection-begins-fort-hood-trial">begins today</a> with jury selection.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:27:55 +0000 Nathan Bernier 8320 at http://kut.org Listen: The Day of the Fort Hood Shooting - And Years of Aftermath Delay Request on Hasan Trial Denied http://kut.org/post/delay-request-hasan-trial-denied <p>The trial of accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan will begin in three weeks.</p><p>Yesterday, a military judge denied <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/delay-decision-hasan-trial-delay-request">Hasan’s request to delay his trial another three months</a>.</p><p>The same judge previously barred Hasan from using the “defense of others” argument. The Army psychiatrist argued that the Fort Hood shootings were necessary in keeping soldiers from being deployed to Afghanistan, where they would put others’ lives at risk.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:05:03 +0000 Rachel Adams-Heard 8166 at http://kut.org Delay Request on Hasan Trial Denied Accused Fort Hood Shooter Will Represent Himself http://kut.org/post/accused-fort-hood-shooter-will-represent-himself <p>The Army psychiatrist charged <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/hasan-referred-court-martial">with killing 13 people</a> at Fort Hood in 2009 will be allowed to represent himself at his trial.</p><p>The judge in the case, Col. Tara Osborn, ruled today that Major Nidal Hasan&nbsp;is both mentally and physically capable of acting in his own defense. His military lawyers will stay on the case, but will only act if Hasan asks for their help.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:38:31 +0000 Matt Largey 7967 at http://kut.org Accused Fort Hood Shooter Will Represent Himself Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Returns to Court Today, Seeks Trial Delay http://kut.org/post/alleged-fort-hood-shooter-returns-court-today-seeks-trial-delay <p>Army Maj. Nidal Hasan will be back <a href="http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com/go/doc/3439/1766127/" target="_blank">in court this morning</a>. Hasan is charged in the deadly 2009 of <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/report-2009-fort-hood-massacre-could-have-been-prevented" target="_blank">Fort Hood shooting rampage</a>.</p><p>Military judge Col. Tara Osborn is expected to hear pretrial motions for a continuance until this fall. Just three weeks before standing in trial, Hasan is asking that his trial to be delayed until September 1. Right now, the selected jury is set to start May 29 and the testimony is scheduled to begin July 1. Thu, 09 May 2013 13:05:52 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 7681 at http://kut.org Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Returns to Court Today, Seeks Trial Delay