Fort Hood gunman rejects last chance to speak out
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist convicted of shooting dead 13 people in the worst ever attack on a US military base rejected his last chance on Wednesday to give a closing argument before his case goes to a military panel that can give him death or life in prison without parole.
Nidal Hasan has done nothing to argue against a death sentence, and the court-appointed lawyers on standby to help him say his ultimate goal is martyrdom.
Hasan was convicted last week in the 2009 rampage at the Texas military post, in which more than 30 people were wounded.
A military prosecutor on Wednesday said Hasan deserves to be executed, saying he "dealt death to soldiers."