Aug. 2013 Major Nadal Hasan sentenced to death

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    A little research indicates that the Navy hasn't executed anyone since 1849 and that the last execution of Army personnel happened in 1961. Apparently no U.S. Army officer in the history of the United States has ever been sentenced to death until Maj. Hasan
     
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    He is awaiting results of the automatic appeals system of DOD.
     
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    I understand the automatic appeals system but it should be a fast formality since there were about a thousand witnesses.
     
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    There's nothing about him on the net other than that he went on a hunger strike and then claimed allegiance to Islam and ISIL.
     
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    It took the federal government about four years to execute Tim McVeigh and I thought the system worked the same way for military prisoners like Hasan. It seems that federal executions are different from military executions. The Army is so reluctant to execute condemned prisoners that there is a soldier convicted of murder who has been on Leavenworth death row since 1988 and all his appeals have been exhausted so I guess Hasan will be around a while longer.
     
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