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Military Jury Finds Fort Hood Shooter Guilty of How Many Charges?

The military jury deliberating the case against Maj. Nidal Hasan has convicted the alleged mass shooter guilty on all counts against him.

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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