FORT HOOD — A jury unanimously declared Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan guilty Friday of all charges in the 2009 mass shooting on post that killed 13.
Hasan sat silent and emotionless as the the president of the panel read aloud a guilty verdict. He did look to the panel as the president of the jury, a female colonel, read the unanimous verdict in a strong tone with no emotion or bias. Panel members looked to the judge, glancing occasionally toward the major, who is now eligible for the death penalty.
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The jury, made up of 11 men and 2 women ranking from Major to Colonel, came out with the verdict just after 12:30 p.m. on Friday. This verdict came down after close to eight hours of jury deliberation over the two days.
They began deliberating at 1:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon after taking a recess for lunch following closing arguments.
The jury deliberated for close to 3 and a half hours on Thursday before asking the judge if they could review testimony from Officer Mark Todd, the Fort Hood police officer who ended the attack.
The judge then dismissed the jury for the day and deliberations resumed just after 9 a.m. Friday morning. The jury was called back in just before noon on Friday. They asked two more questions.
The first question was about a word that was misspelled and the second question was about clarification on how to fill out the findings worksheet.
The jury went through hundreds of pieces of evidence and heard from close to 90 witnesses called by the prosecution.
Maj. Hasan chose not to make a closing statement for his defense after the prosecution rested following an hour and a half of closing arguments on Thursday.
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