Hasan Sentenced to Death

By NBCNews.com

Published 08/28 2013 02:03PM

Updated 08/28 2013 03:18PM

FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood gunman, Nidal Hasan, was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing 13 people, most of them unarmed soldiers, in a 2009 shooting rampage.

The jury of 13 retired military officers, which convicted Hasan of 45 counts of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder, deliberated for just over two hours on the sentence. They also dismissed Hasan from the Army and stripped him of his military pay.

Hasan will now be flown to the maximum security U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where Hasan will be placed on death row while awaiting lengthy, automatic appeals.
Legal experts say there will likely be years of appeals before Hasan could be put to death by lethal injection.

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