The Army psychiatrist facing the death penalty in the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting massacre used a minute-long opening statement Tuesday to take responsibility for the killings and declare that as an American soldier he was “on the wrong side of the war against Islam.”
“The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter,” Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is acting as his own attorney, told a jury of 13 high-ranking officers. “The dead bodies will testify that war is an ugly thing.”
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