Skip to comments.Prosecutors to seek death penalty when Nidal Malik Hasan faces a court-martial
Posted on 11/10/2009 6:58:40 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
WASHINGTON - Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan will be tried in a military court-martial, and prosecutors are expected to seek the death penalty, officials said yesterday.
FBI and Army investigators tried to interview Hasan, who is recovering from bullet wounds in a San Antonio, Tex., Army hospital, on Sunday, but he refused and demanded a lawyer.
Under the military system, Hasan's fellow Army officers - almost certainly combat veterans - will rule on whether he is guilty of the mass murder of 12 soldiers and one civilian at Fort Hood, and, if so, on his punishment. A death penalty would be carried out by lethal injection.
The last military execution was carried out in 1961, and the last execution in a federal court case was in 2003.
If Hasan receives the death penalty in a military court, his appeals could drag on for years. Nine soldiers are on military Death Row at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; one has been there for more than 20 years.
In the first legal challenge in the Hasan case, lawyer John Galligan, who has been retained by Hasan's family, said a planned visit today by President Obama to Fort Hood for a memorial service could prejudice a potential jury.
"You've got his commander in chief showing up" at Fort Hood to meet with troops and comfort families, said Galligan, 60, of nearby Belton, Tex.
Obama's planned visit "creates an issue as to whether you find a fair and impartial forum, whether that's in the military or even if it were in a federal forum," the retired Army colonel added.
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A suitable sentence
If Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is convicted, what sentence do you think he should get?
Prison for the rest of his life
The death penalty
Neither, he clearly needs help and should be housed in a secure psychiatric center
Make sure he knows he's going to hell as a coward.
Execution by firing squad, with bullets dipped in bacon fat - NO 72 Virgins for you!
Good. But I’m sure Obama will change that, in one way or another.
The sooner the better.
As Col. Flagg said:
I have enough evidence here to have you executed for the rest of your life.
it will NEVER happen. PC rules say it would inflame muslims causing a severe backlash. he may be sentenced to death, but it will never, ever happen (unless and until PC rules change). IMHO
With the bullets inserted manually, one at a time. /kotter
First US Military Execution Since 1961 Scheduled for December Posted: November 21, 2008
UPDATE: The United States District Court for the District of Kansas entered a stay of execution in Private Ron Gray's case on November 26. The U.S. military had scheduled its first execution since 1961 for December 10. Two decades ago, Pvt. Ronald Gray was convicted and sentenced to death by a general court-martial panel at Fort Bragg for murder and rape committed in the Fayetteville area of North Carolina. Earlier, a North Carolina civilian court had convicted him of the same crimes, but that court sentenced him to a series of life terms, rather than death.
Yep I think so. See post # 11
It’s the 23% who voted in this poll that really bother me, particularly the 8%.
Firing squad composed of Jewish chicks in bikinis with bullets dipped in pig$h!+
If this doesn’t warrent the Death Sentence; what does one have to do?
The State of Texas could also try him after his court marshall and you could have two possibilities of a death sentence being carried out.
Hold an Executioner’s Lottery and balance the federal budget.
Stake hasan out over a giant fire ant hill and slit his skin
all over. What a beautiful picture.
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