A former Army psychiatrist has been found guilty of the worst mass shooting ever to take place at a US military base, clearing the way for prosecutors to seek the death penalty against him.
By Nick Allen, Los Angeles
9:46PM BST 23 Aug 2013
Major Nidal Hasan, 42, was convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 of premeditated attempted murder in a court martial at Fort Hood, Texas, where he went on a rampage on Nov 5, 2009, gunning down unarmed soldiers waiting for vaccinations ahead of their deployment to Afghanistan.
The jury of 13, consisting of nine colonels, three lieutenant colonels and one major, gave unanimous verdicts after deliberating for six hours following a two week trial.
Hasan stroked his beard and stared impassively at the female colonel who read the verdicts while victims’ families cried and hugged each other.
Major Nidal Hassan in court Photo: BRIGITTE…