August 26, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas - When Angela Rivera and other Army wives heard there had been a shooting at this central Texas Army post four years ago, they immediately called their husbands' cellphones. No one answered. On Monday, as testimony began at the sentencing of the man convicted of murder in the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage, Rivera and other wives relived the uncertain hours of what many here call Five November. The shooting left 13 dead and more than 30 others wounded. At the time, Rivera had no way of knowing whether her husband, Maj. L. Eduardo Caraveo, was among the casualties.
August 23, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas - A military jury enters its second day of deliberations Friday in the murder case of Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, charged in connection with a mass shooting here four years ago that killed 13 people and wounded dozens more. Hasan, 42, faces 13 charges of premeditated murder and 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. The Army psychiatrist, who represented himself at trial, admitted to the shooting in his opening statement and did little to challenge prosecutors.
August 20, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas -- After years of delays and just two weeks of testimony, military prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. Hasan, 42, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in connection with the shooting at this central Texas Army base on Nov. 5, 2009. If convicted, the Army psychiatrist could face the death penalty. Prosecutors summoned nearly 90 witnesses and submitted hundreds of pieces of evidence to build their case against Hasan, arguing that the American-born Muslim was motivated by radical militant beliefs to plan his attack on fellow soldiers after he had been ordered to deploy to Afghanistan.
August 11, 2013 |
The jury that will decide the fate of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of gunning down fellow soldiers at this central Texas military base, is an elite group of Army officers operating under a military legal system that must strike a delicate balance. Military law and courtroom rules strive to promote fairness to the defendant and free inquiry among jurors of varying ranks, despite constant reminders of the importance of rank, right down to the jurors' seating arrangements. Military law also guarantees that there will not be a hung jury.
August 9, 2013 |
Sgt. 1st. Class Maria Guerra was heading to lunch in her office at this central Texas Army base on Nov. 5, 2009, when she heard the first shots of what would become the deadliest shooting on a U.S. military installation. Guerra, a tough officer who curses when she's angry, opened the door and shouted, cussing and demanding to know what was going on in her building. Someone yelled: "Shooter, shooter!" That's when Guerra saw the figure in fatigues with a handgun. Guerra was among 15 witnesses who described the carnage in graphic detail Thursday at the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.
August 6, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas -- An Army major facing the death penalty told a military court here Tuesday that he was the shooter in a 2009 rampage that killed 13 soldiers and that he acted after switching sides from U.S. goals. In an opening statement that lasted less than two minutes, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan made his first comments at his court-martial on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for those killed and wounded in the Ft. Hood attack of Nov. 5, 2009.