WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Survivors and family members of the victims have called Nidal Hasan a traitor, and as Andrew Spencer reports, a military jury has now recommended the death penalty for the Army major who killed more than a dozen soldiers at Ford Hood in 2009. }}" />

   
 
 
Fort Hood Victim Reaction To Nidal Hasan Sentencing

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/29/2013 Survivors and family members of the victims have called Nidal Hasan a traitor. Andrew Spencer reports a military jury has now recommended the death penalty for the Army major who killed more than a dozen soldiers at Ford Hood in 2009. The scars still weigh on the mind of retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford. Shot seven times by Major Nidal Hasan, he says the worst of his injuries is PTSD. "My loved ones have to be cognizant of how they approach me," he says. "And, I'm always looking for the threat that's gonna come, because I was caught by surprise, so that would never happen to me again." In 2009, Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood. He killed 13 of them and injured 32 others, including Lunsford. "But at the enf of the day, I get a chance to get up out of this chair to walk out of this room, something he cannot do," says Lunsford. On Wednesday, a military jury recommended Hasan be put to death. After the ruling, the mother of one of Hasan's victims had a statement read on her behalf. "We have all heard Hasan believes, with the death penalty, he will be seen as a martyr, but I know and feel he is a coward, a traitor and a murderer." The results of the four-week court martial now go to an Army general, who will decide whether to uphold the verdict and the sentence, a process that could take months. Even then, Lunsford knows the execution may not come quickly. The last military execution was in 1961.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Knox County Health Department and Holmes County General Health District, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating several suspected cases of measles in the Knox County area. Full Story
Image1 The 300-plus employees, technically co-owners, of Lifetouch Church Directories in Galion had a special visitor Wednesday. Full Story
 
Image1 A fun competition with a great educational lesson was held Wednesday in the natatorium at Colonel Crawford High School. Full Story
Image1 A financial recovery plan for Mansfield City Schools was approved Tuesday afternoon. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Position Cuts Coming To Mansfield City Schools

HomeCare Matters Hosts Celebrity Waiter Auction

Baby's death leads to meth lab

Start Talking Initiative Helps Address Youth Drug Epidemic

Growth and Development Goals Presented To Richland County

Red Cross Hero Awards Set For May 1

Mansfield Man Indicted On Heroin And Cocaine Dealing Charges

Center celebrates transition in leadership with book sale

More News