Hasan guilty of murder in Ft. Hood massacre, could face death penalty

Posted on: 12:47 pm, August 23, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:41pm, August 23, 2013

UPDATE – 3 p.m.: NBC news is reporting Hasan will not be sentenced until Monday.

FORT HOOD, Texas – Military jurors found Maj. Nidal Hasan guilty of premeditated murder for the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting rampage.

Friday’s verdict means he is now eligible for the death penalty.

The Army psychiatrist has been convicted in the shooting rampage that killed 13 and inured more than 30 others at the Texas military base.

Prosecutors will now seek the death penalty in Hasan’s sentencing.

Hasan is representing himself.

He didn’t call any witnesses or testify and questioned only three of the prosecution’s nearly 90 witnesses.

According to the Associated Press, the American-born Muslim said he believed the attack was justified as a way to protest Islamic and Taliban leaders from U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.