The accused Fort Hood shooter Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was found guilty Friday on charges that he killed 13 people and injured 32 others in a 2009 massacre at a Texas military base.
Hasan was found guilty on all 45 charges he faced and could receive the death penalty at his Monday sentencing.
Hasan represented himself at the trial, and even cross-examined some of the people he maimed in the assault. The former major did not dispute the charges, and said in his opening statement that “the evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter.”
The American-born Muslim said that he acted because he was an “imperfect Muslim” trying to establish “the perfect religion.”
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) lauded Friday’s verdict, saying the families of Hasan’s victims “have had to wait for far too long for today’s decision.”