A former National Guard soldier has been charged with plotting to help the Islamic State terrorist group and considering a Fort Hood-style attack against the U.S. military.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced that the Army will award the Purple Heart and the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom to all the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings.
A military jury on Wednesday sentenced U.S. Army Major Nidal to death by lethal injection for killing 13 people and wounding 31 others in a November 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.
The widow of a worker slain in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, vowed not to let the killing by convicted gunman U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan destroy her life and testified in a sentencing hearing on Tuesday that “he is not going to win.”
A jury of U.S. Army officers convicted Major Nidal Hasan on Friday of all 13 charges of premeditated murder and all 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder for the November 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas.
The convictions mean Hasan could face the death penalty by lethal injection. The jury will begin hearing the penalty phase of the court-martial on Monday and make a recommendation to the judge, who will determine the sentence.
Military prosecutors rested their case on Tuesday in the capital murder court-martial of an Army psychiatrist accused of opening fire on unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood in 2009, killing 13 and wounding more than 30.
The U.S. soldier who admitted killing 13 fellow soldiers and wounding 31 others in a shooting rampage at a Texas army base in 2009 told a mental health panel he wished to die while carrying out “jihad” because it would signal God had designated him as a religious martyr.
U.S. Army soldiers testifying in the court-martial of Major Nidal Hasan for the 2009 shooting spree that killed 13 and wounded 31 at Fort Hood, Texas, on Monday described carnage and confusion usually reserved for live combat.