Military law experts say Hasan would have more leeway during the sentencing phase to speak about whatever he wants.
"I suspect if he doesn't take the stand there, it doesn't rule out taking the stand in sentencing," Galligan said.
Many of the government's witnesses were soldiers who survived being shot. Several identified Hasan as the soldier who, while wearing his Army camouflage uniform, used a laser-sighted handgun to wreak chaos and carnage on the Texas Army post.
Dr. Tonya Kozminski, who worked a Fort Hood hospital shift with Hasan three weeks before the shooting, ended the government's case by describing what Hasan allegedly told her about getting deployment orders from the Army.
"The last thing he said to me was, 'They will pay,'" Kozminski said.
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