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In introducing the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act last week, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn noted “the wheels of justice have turned too slowly for the victims of the terrorist attack at Fort Hood four years ago.”
Maj. Nidal Hasan’s death sentence, handed down by a military jury Wednesday, is the type of rare death sentence for a mass murder that approaches some of the most notorious crimes in history.
Sitting in his wheelchair with a stoic look on his face, the bearded man wearing Army camouflage quietly listened as the president of the court-martial panel read the verdict:
FORT HOOD — Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was found guilty Friday of the worst mass shooting on a military base in U.S. history.
Good morning from Club Hood. Today is day 11 in the capital murder court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan. Things have heated up since Monday. It looks like the prosecution will rest today.
FORT HOOD — The prosecution may rest its case against Maj. Nidal Hasan today, ending the principal portion of the two-week court-martial far earlier than originally expected.
In a letter to the Killeen Daily Herald, Maj. Nidal Hasan summed up his motive for the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting: “I was defending my religion.”
The first police officer on the scene of the Fort Hood shooting testified Friday, telling the jury about the weapon jam that likely saved her life.
I'm back on the Great Place this morning for the eighth day of Maj. Nidal Hasan's capital murder court-martial.
FORT HOOD — One by one, victims of the Fort Hood shooting told a courtroom Friday the story of carnage in a waiting area where more than a dozen were wounded nearly four years ago.
FORT HOOD — Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s trial began Tuesday with the Army officer telling the court he committed the shooting and concluded with jurors hearing the dying groans of one of the soldiers who died.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was born in Arlington, Vir., in 1970 to parents of Palestinian descent. He graduated from Virginia Tech University in 1992 with an engineering degree. In 1995 he began active duty service with the U.S. Army.
Former Army mechanic Mick Engnehl, 23, doesn’t know if he will ever again turn wrenches like he used to.
After more than 3½ unpredictable years of legal wrangling, appeals, surprises and the possible inclusion of a former U.S. attorney general, the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan is about to begin.
FORT HOOD — A military judge Friday rejected Maj. Nidal Hasan’s legal claim that he killed 13 and wounded dozens in 2009 to protect the leaders and members of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense issued a position paper stating the Pentagon is opposed to victims of the Fort Hood shooting receiving Purple Hearts.
Maj. Nidal Hasan is making his way back to a Fort Hood courtroom today for another hearing.
Killeen’s congressman is demanding answers from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as to why Maj. Nidal Hasan has not been designated a terrorist.
On Nov. 5, 2009, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, a mental health specialist in the Army Reserves, had been at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Processing Center for nearly six hours as his unit prepared to deploy to Afghanistan. He was almost finished with the various stations soldiers have to go through before they deploy, such as vaccinations, insurance and other paperwork.
FORT WORTH — Nearly three years after the Fort Hood shooting, a group of soldiers and their families is pressing the Department of Defense to make victims of the rampage eligible for the Purple Heart and other benefits.
FORT HOOD - Nearly three years after the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, many of those affected are urging the government to declare it a terrorist attack, saying wounded soldiers and victims' relatives otherwise won't receive the same benefits as those in a combat zone.
With judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys who have little or no experience in capital cases, death sentences in military courts-martial have a high likelihood of being reversed.
By Philip Jankowski
Col. Michael “Mike” Mulligan is the lead prosecutor in the case against Hasan. Mulligan is the most experienced of all attorneys that have been appointed to the case. The University of Tulsa graduate has tried past death penalty courts-martial including the 2005 trial against Sgt. Hasan Akbar, who was sentenced to the death penalty for killing two soldiers at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait.
By Philip Jankowski
Belton Senior Activity Center’s annual Christmas party is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.