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Fort Hood gunman sentenced to death

KILLEEN, Texas — Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who admitted to killing 13 unarmed people at Fort Hood nearly four years ago, was sentenced to death by lethal injection by a jury on Wednesday, becoming one of only a handful of men on military death row.

Since the case against Hasan was overwhelming, his conviction was a near certainty, and the main question in the trial was whether he would receive the death penalty.

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