A military jury has recommended the death penalty for terrorist and Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan for the 2009 massacre at Ft Hood that left 13 people dead and 32 others wounded. The judge accepted the verdict; the matter now goes to the “convening authority.” The only problem is, that it won’t be immediate.As for being a martyr, hardly …
“He will never be a martyr, because he has nothing to give,” Col. Michael Mulligan said in an even voice. “He is a criminal, a cold-blooded murderer. He is not giving his life; we are taking his life.”
“You should not punish him for his religion, you should punish him for his crimes,” he added.
A military jury on Wednesday recommended the death penalty for convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, for the 2009 massacre on post that left 13 people dead and 32 others wounded.
The 13-member panel spent less than two hours deliberating privately, and the president — or forewoman– announced the finding in open court with a clear voice, that Hasan “be put to death.”
The convicted killer said nothing as the decision was announced, and had appeared emotionless earlier in the morning when dramatic closing arguments in the sentencing phase were held without his participation.