Fort Hood shooting suspect will face death penalty Wednesday, July 7, 2011 TEXAS Nidal Hasan, 40, a Muslim will be in court today to be sentenced for the Fort Hood, TX. shooting massacre of American soldiers. On November 5, 2009 Hasan was a Major and Army psychiatrist at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. Hes charged with killing 13 American soldiers and for trying to kill 32 more Americans. During the ambush the police shot and paralyzed Hasan, he remains in Bell County Jail. Hasan has shown no remorse in previous court appearances when he heard 56 witnesses testifying against him, as well, as 24 soldiers who survived the shooting. Before the shooting Hasan bought a laser-equipped semiautomatic handgun and repeatedly visited a firing range, where he honed his skills by shooting at the heads on silhouette targets, witnesses testified during the hearing. Witnesses testified that a gunman wearing an Army combat uniform shouted "Allahu Akbar!" - which is Arabic for "God is great!" - and started shooting in a small but crowded medical building where deploying soldiers are vaccinated and undergo other tests. The gunman fired rapidly, pausing only to reload, even shooting some people as they hid under tables or fled the building, witnesses said. He fatally shot two people who tried to stop him by throwing chairs, and killed three soldiers who were protecting civilian nurses, according to testimony. Hasans lawyers asked the court not to seek the death penalty because it was more costly, time-consuming and restrictive. He wants to spare Hasans life and see him serve a life in prison sentence without parole. The attorney has declined to say whether hell use the insanity plea. Top Brass at Fort Hood say, Hasan should die for his actions. .