After years of delays, the trial of the man who carried out the Fort Hood shooting is set to begin. Major Nidal Malik Hasan will represent himself at a court-martial charging him with murder and attempted-murder for the 2009 attack that left 13 people dead. He is expected to deliver an opening statement, to question witnesses and possibly present his own evidence.
The Army psychiatrist accused in the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, planned to "kill as many soldiers as he could" and tried to clear the area of civilians, a military prosecutor said during the opening day of the trial at Fort Hood.
The trial of an Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, accused of one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history began under heavy security, nearly four years after 13 soldiers were killed and 32 others were wounded at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. The AP reports that a row of shipping freight containers, stacked three high, created a makeshift fence around the courthouse.