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Sen. Zeldin: Nothing Nidal Hasan Can Say to Plead Case

By    |   Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 07:13 PM

Nidal Hasan — the Army psychiatrist on trial for the bloody 2009 Fort Hood shooting spree — will likely deliver a chilling monologue about how he killed 13 people in cold blood, New York Sen. Lee Zeldin says.

"There’s nothing that this man is going to be able to say on the stand that's going to get him off … He'll probably just talk about how he did it," Zeldin, a former federal prosecutor and Army intelligence officer, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"I wouldn't be surprised if the judge gave a little bit of flexibility in that situation."

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The prosecution rested its case Tuesday in the court-martial of Hasan, who went on a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas on Nov. 5. 2009. Thirteen were killed and 31 injured in the bloodbath.

Hasan, who is acting in his own defense, now has opportunity to call witnesses — including survivors. He can also question himself, a stunt that could shed insight into the mind of a madman.

Zeldin said the court will monitor Hasan’s defense strategies.

"[Zeldin] could speak on his own behalf, he can offer a statement," Zeldin said.

"Obviously, the judge wants to make sure that this doesn't turn into a circus there in the courtroom."

Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted.

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