The former U.S. Army psychiatrist was found guilty of murder and attempted murder for the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, a military base in Killeen, Texas. During his spree, Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.
Throughout the trial, Hasan acted as his own attorney. He will now face a potential death penalty for the 13 counts of pre-meditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. Sentencing will commence on Monday, Aug. 26, at 9 a.m. local time.
The Associated Press reports on why Hasan carried out the attack:
“Through media leaks and statements to the judge, the American-born Muslim signaled that he believed the attack was justified as a way to protect Islamic and Taliban leaders from U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
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