For several weeks, I watched a fanatic plot his suicide as he proved that you can lead a defendant to trial but you can’t make him defend himself.
Maj. Nidal Hasan — barred by military law from pleading guilty as he preferred — wanted, deserved and got the ultimate punishment for his rampage at Fort Hood back in November 2009. The death sentence was returned Wednesday just prior to 2 p.m.
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