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news24.com - Prosecutors seek 'why' in Fort Hood trial

Fort Hood – Prosecutors pursuing the death penalty against the Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will soon begin trying to answer a difficult but key question: Why did Major Nidal Hasan attack his fellow soldiers in the worst mass shooting ever on a US military base?

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Even if Osborn keeps out most or all of the disputed evidence – a possibility since any issue could come up on appeal – prosecutors have done plenty to prove Hasan deserves the death penalty, said Richard Rosen, a military law expert who teaches at Texas Tech University. He described some of what prosecutors hope to present as further “nails in the coffin.”

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