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Fort Hood Gunman ‘Dealt Death To Soldiers’

Fort Hood Holds Remembrance Ceremony One Year After Deadly Attack On Base
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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military prosecutor says the Army psychiatrist who fatally shot 13 people at Fort Hood deserves to be executed, saying he “dealt death to soldiers.”

Prosecutors asked jurors on Wednesday to hand down a rare military death sentence against Maj. Nidal Hasan. Hasan was convicted last week for the 2009 shooting rampage that also wounded more than 30 people at the Texas military base.

The lead prosecutor, Col. Mike Mulligan, told jurors that Hasan was a trained doctor yet had no compassion when he opened fire on unarmed soldiers.

Mulligan says Hasan “only dealt death,” and that the only appropriate sentence is death.

Such a sentence requires a unanimous decision by the jury of 13 military officers.

Only five other U.S. service members currently on military death row.


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