Trial of Fort Hood Shooter to Begin

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Trial of Fort Hood Shooter to Begin
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 1:21pm

I can't believe it's taken this long to come to trial, I'm surprised that he's representing himself: 

An Army psychiatrist accused of one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history told jurors that "evidence will clearly show" that he was the gunman responsible for the rampage that traumatized the Fort Hood military base in Texas nearly four years ago.

But Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is representing himself in the long-awaited court-martial, also cautioned that the evidence wouldn't tell the entire story. 

"The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter," Hasan, an American-born Muslim accused of killing 13 soldiers and wounding 32 others on Nov. 5, 2009, told jurors in a less than two-minute-long opening statement, according to The Associated Press. 

However, he added: "Witnesses will testify that war is an ugly thing. Death, destruction and devastation are felt from both sides, from friend and foe. Evidence from this trial will only show one side. I was on the wrong side, but I switched sides," reported Reuters. 

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/06/19893230-fort-hood-suspect-evidence-will-clearly-show-that-i-am-the-shooter?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1

I also heard on a Today Show video that he's still being paid his military salary, that's just ridiculous considering he's not denying that he's the shooter, here is a link: http://www.today.com/video/today/52683730#52683513

Any thoughts on the story?