By NOMAAN MERCHANT and PAUL J. WEBER
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The showdown some expected between the gunman in the Fort Hood shooting massacre and his victims did not materialize on his first day of trial.
As prosecutors began to present a methodical, detailed case Tuesday, Maj. Nidal Hasan raised almost no objections and let most witnesses pass without asking questions.
He gave a one-minute opening statement saying he was soldier who had switched sides in what he described as a war between America and his Islamic faith. He then fell mostly silent.
Among the witnesses he did not question was retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, 1 of more than 30 people wounded in the deadliest attack on a U.S. military installation ever.
Lunsford described for jurors where bullets hit his body in the November 2009 attack that left 13 dead.
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