He fired so many rounds into the tightly packed group of unarmed soldiers that the room went dark with gun smoke and the floor turned red with ponds of blood. He hunted the wounded as they tried to crawl away, finishing them off while they lay on the ground.
Since that Nov. 5, 2009, rampage, his legal case has lumbered through nearly 18 months of delays.
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The sentencing of Maj. Nidal Hasan begins Monday and is expected to last at least two days. Hasan may give an unsworn statement and under rules of the sentencing wouldn’t be cross-examined. Prosecutors said they would present up to 20 witnesses, including representatives from the families of each of the 13 slain victims, as well as three soldiers wounded in the attack.