US base shooter death sentence

Former US Army Major Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 people in 2009.

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Fort Hood shooting families: 'Justice has been served'

The daughters of Mike Cahill, the only civilian employee killed during the Fort Hood shooting rampage, said "justice has been served" following Major Nidal Hasan's death sentence.

US Army soldiers bow their heads in prayer after the Fort Hood shooting rampage in 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Keely Vanacker said: "Today's sentencing does not bring my father home, his laughter to our ears, and his smile to our eyes, but justice does not end here. You, the media, will decide whose voice will be heard and whose face we will remember.

" Our hope it is not the voice of murderers or terrorists but it is the voice of those who stood and those who continue to stand in a true and honourable defence of others."

Fort Hood shooter: Death sentence 'only one fit'

A military jury sentenced Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan to death, delivering the only punishment the US Army believed fit for an attack on unarmed fellow soldiers.

The American-born Muslim, who has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, never denied killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others at the Texas military base.

Major Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 people in 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Bell County Sheriff's Office/Handout

In 2009, Hasan walked into a medical building where soldiers were getting medical check ups, shouted "Allahu akbar," Arabic for "God is great!" and opened fire with a laser-sighted handgun.

As Hasan did not dispute the allegations - and put up nearly no defence - the trial was primarily a pursuit of the death penalty.

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Soldier carried out worst attack on US military base

US-born Muslim Nidal Hasan said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, and he never denied being the gunman.

He acknowledged to the jury that he pulled the trigger in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting final medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thireteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in the worst attack on a US military base.

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