The U.S. army psychologist accused of killing 13 and injuring 31 in a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas has been found guilty of all charges against him, including premeditated murder.
Maj. Nidal Hasan faces the death penalty following the verdict, decided by a panel of high-ranking military officers. Hasan chose to defend himself during the court proceedings that began earlier in August from the confines of his wheelchair, which he must use after he was shot by police to end the Nov. 5, 2009 rampage.
The 42-year-old says he carried out the shooting after changing sides in what he called America's war against Islam.
USA Today reports Nadal was emotionless as the verdict was read. He looked at the jury and then looked down.
The court now proceeds to the sentencing phase to determine whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison or be executed. The prosecution is expected to call 16 witnesses over the two days of that phase, USA Today reports. It had called 90 witnesses during the trial.
The attack is considered the deadliest on an American military base in history, and ended when a police officer shot Hasan, causing paralysis from the waist down.