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Correct Sentence for Hasan

We've had several items on this blog lately about inadequate sentences.  Here is a refreshing change.  Billy Kenber reports in the WaPo:

Nidal Malik Hasan was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood, Tex., the worst mass murder at a military installation in U.S. history.

Dressed in Army fatigues, Hasan, who turns 43 next month, listened impassively as the death penalty was handed down by a panel of 13 senior military officers in a unanimous decision. If even a single panel member had objected, Hasan would instead have been sentenced to life in prison.

The jury deliberated for a little more than two hours.

Two hours strikes me as rather short for a penalty phase deliberation, but folks who do capital trial work and are more knowledgeable about that are invited to comment.

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