A mirror is used to check underneath a vehicle at a checkpoint to enter the Lawrence William Judicial Center as the sentencing phase for Maj. Nidal Hasan continued Tuesday in Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan was convicted of killing 13 of his unarmed comrades on a U.S. military base.
Army Maj. Nidal Hasan declined Tuesday to address the military jury that will determine his fate.
Hasan, the military psychiatrist convicted last week in the premeditated deaths of 13 in a November 2009 shooting spree here, faces a possible death sentence. A 13-member panel of military officers will mull over his sentencing beginning Wednesday.
Hasan said "the defense rests" after the last of 20 witnesses in the sentencing phase of his trial told of the devastating fallout on Hasan's victims, including 31 who were wounded. ...