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U.S. Soldier Convicted Of Murder For Fort Hood Rampage

U.S. Major Nidal Hasan in 2010

U.S. Major Nidal Hasan in 2010

A U.S. Army psychiatrist who killed 13 fellow soldiers in a rampage on a military base has been found guilty on all charges.

A military jury convicted Major Nidal Hasan on August 23 on 13 charges of premeditated murder and 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder for the shooting spree at Fort Hood in 2009.

The convictions mean Hasan could face the death penalty.

The jury will begin hearing the sentencing phase of the court-martial on August 26. Hasan is acting as his own attorney.

But he did not call witnesses or testify, and on August 22 declined to give a closing argument.

Hasan, an American-born Muslim, has admitted to carrying the attack in November, 2009, saying he was trying to prevent U.S. soldiers being deployed to what he considered illegal overseas wars.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP