POSTED: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 12:42pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 12:49pm
FORT HOOD, Texas — Maj. Nidal Hasan has been convicted of premeditated murder on all counts in the Fort Hood shooting.
That means he's now eligible for the death penalty.
Court marshal jurors found the Army psychiatrist guilty on Friday. The attack killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others at the Texas military base.
The trial now enters a penalty phase. Prosecutors are expected to ask jurors to sentence Hasan to death.
Hasan has been acting as his own attorney. He did not call witnesses to testify and he questioned only three of the prosecutors' 80 plus witnesses.
Hasan had let it be known that he believed the attack was justified as a way to protect Islamic and Taliban leaders from U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.