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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Fort Hood shooter arrives at USDB

  • Maj. Nidal M. Hasan has arrived at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth after being sentenced to death for the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.
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  • Maj. Nidal M. Hasan has arrived at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth after being sentenced to death for the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.
    Hasan's arrival at the USDB was announced Friday in a news release from Fort Leavenworth.
    The former Army psychiatrist was convicted Aug. 23 of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. Hasan, who defended himself during his court-martial, was sentenced Wednesday at Fort Hood. Deliberations for the sentencing phase of the court-martial lasted less than two hours, according to information from Fort Hood.
    Because he received a death sentence, the military justice system requires that the case be automatically appealed to the U.S. Army Criminal Court of Appeals and then the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, according to the release from Fort Leavenworth.
    The USDB is the only maximum security correctional facility within the Department of Defense.
    Hasan joins three other high profile inmates who recently have been incarcerated at the Disciplinary Barracks.
    Pvt. Bradley Manning, who now prefers to go by Chelsea Manning, arrived at the USDB Aug. 22 after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for charges related to turning over classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.
    Fort Leavenworth officials announced Wednesday that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales had arrived at the USDB for post-trial confinement. Bales received a life sentence without parole for killing 16 Afghan civilians.

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