The accused Fort Hood shooter, Major Nidal Hasan has stated the reason he killed and wounded so many people in his 2009 shooting rampage was due to his attempt at “trying to prevent the imminent death of Taliban fighters,” as reported by the Associated Press via Fox News.
Hasan’s announcement translates into legal-speak that he will be pursuing a “defense of others” strategy.
Such a legal defense would require Hasan prove he killed or attempted to kill in order to protect others from the threat of immediate danger or death.
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The judge, Col. Tara Abby Osborn of the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps has ordered the Army to ensure that the accused killer has an office and a legal staff to assist him in his defense.
The cost of the office and staff for Hasan will all be at the expense of the American taxpayers.
Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Tex.
One of the soldiers cut down that day was also pregnant with her first child.
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Despite Hassan’s screaming the twisted jihadist war cry of “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) during his killing of unarmed individuals at a Fort Hood administrative center, the Obama Administration has ruled the attack as “workplace violence,” vice an act of Islamist terrorism.
The still on active duty Army officer could face the death penalty if convicted.
In the meantime, Hasan has drawn well over a quarter of a million dollars in pay and allowances since the November killings.