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Hasan Latest: Prosecution Rests, Hasan to Call Witness

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(KCEN) -- The prosecution in the Nidal Hasan trial rested its case today and Hasan could begin presenting his defense tomorrow and will likely take the stand. 

The prosecution only had about six more witnesses to call before resting their case. 

Hasan only has one person on his witness list, likely himself.

The judge previously warned Hasan that if he attempts to raise the "defense of others" strategy on the stand, claiming his actions were in the defense of Taliban leaders, she will interject.

Eighty-eight witnesses who have taken the stand so far admitted that Hasan went to extreme measures to prepare for the shooting including purchasing a high tech weapon, and spending a lot of money and time on target practice at a gun range.

Hasan kept daily records of the amount of soldiers in a soldier readiness processing (SRP) site to determine which day would have the most amount of traffic. 

Just before opening fire Hasan shouted "Allah Akbar" aiming only for uniformed soldiers.

One civilian who charged at Hasan with a chair and was also shot at. 

Hasan killed 13 people and injured 32 others then continued to shoot at soldiers outside of the building.

He was then confronted by a soldier, while peering into the window of a nearby theatre where a graduation was taking place, before returning to the SRP.

A gunfight ensued with and Hasan was finally taken down by officer Todd as his gun jammed attempting to kill officer Kim Munley, whose gun had also jammed.

"The last thing he said to me was they will pay."

These are the final words the prosecution left the jury with as it rests its case against Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan.

A woman who worked with Hasan at Darnall said that's what he told her would happen if he had to deploy.

The prosecution painted a picture of a radicalized soldier who was fighting deployment to Muslim countries.

Major Anthony Bonfiglio was in the same residency program with Hasan at Walter Reed in 2006.

"He told me his primary reason for wanting to do a fellowship was to stay in training and thus delay deployment," Bonfiglio said.

Fort Hood Police officer Mark Todd's testimony about how he finally took Hasan down was read in court.

"The shooter pointed at me, he shot several rounds at me, and we exchanged fire," said Todd.

After Hasan went down and while officer Todd was disarming him.

This photographer who was working at a nearby graduation was snapping photos.

According to Tyler Broadway, Fort Hood Public Affairs, "Those photos were shown to the panel corroborating prior testimony of individuals in the area at the time of the shooting."

 

 

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