Skip to comments.Jurors continue to deliberate at Fort Hood--Update: GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS; eligible for death penalty
Posted on 08/23/2013 6:27:42 AM PDT by don-o
Yesterday at about 5:20 p.m. the call came into the media center: the military jury deciding the fate of Maj. Nidal Hasan was ready to reconvene. A group of journalists hastily convened and speed-walked toward the courthouse, about a quarter mile away, anxiously anticipating a verdict.
The atmosphere in the courtroom was heavy: A small group of family members sat quietly as prosecutors stared straight ahead. Hasan stroked his beard and occassionally leaned in to whisper with his lead standby attorney, Lt. Col. Kris Poppe. We sat in near silence for about 15 long minutes.
As we now know, the jurors needed more time to deliberate and had merely reconvened in open court in order to ask for the written statement of officer Mark Todd to be read back to them.
But expectations are high that Day 14 of the Hasan court-martial will indeed bring a verdict. There is no doubt the 13 high-ranking Army officers are taking their duty seriously. They are paying such close attention that yesterday they pointed out a spelling error in a middle name of one of the victims that prosecutors and court officials had overlooked.
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Hang him already.
What is there to discuss? He admits he did it. Go back to the jury room, order a couple of pizzas, have lunch and them come back with the verdict.
Shave the SOB first.
“What is there to discuss? He admits he did it. Go back to the jury room, order a couple of pizzas, have lunch and them come back with the verdict.”
My thoughts exactly.
They’re dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. There is no way a verdict of anything but guilty will come out of this.
What the hell are the deliberating???
The muslim terrorist confessed multiple times in court.
We shall see who honors their oaths to America and who honors Obama.
What 18 murder counts and another 25+ attempted counts? This could take a while to wade through.
One chop low would do it.
Here’s why: if they did that, even basing it on his admissions, those admissions weren’t under oath and are not evidence. I guarantee the appellate defense counsel (appeal is mandatory with any punitive discharge or dismissal) will say, “He didn’t get due process! What, they listened to HIM? He’s NUTS!” And the court might just buy it.
No, they need to deliberate in the most serious sense of the word, so there will be nothing the court martial panel did, or failed to do, that will allow this scum to avoid the maximum penalty for his heinous conduct.
The only deliberation I can see is whether to give him what he wants...death and the easy way out or a more proper punishment such as life in solitary with dry shaves and pork.
Knowing the military, there’s a LOT of paper work involved.
..and in the process give him “Colombian” tie...
At first I thought you meant a “Brazilian” (ew)
But I hope you are refering to a burning tire necklace.
Is that to say that a court martial panel cannot convict *solely* on the weight of an admission *they themselves* heard the accused make...unless that admission was made under oath?? If so,does that differ from civilian trials? Or is the same true there as well?
No, there is nothing in the UCMJ which requires an admission or confession be made under oath to be entered into evidence. In fact the vast majority of admissions or confessions entered into evidence were not made under oath.
What is there to consider? Burning at the stake, vs. public impalement, vs. drawing and quartering?
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