FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood told mental health professionals after the attack that he "would still be a martyr" if convicted and executed by the government.
The remarks made by Maj. Nidal Hasan in 2010 are being made public at a time when his standby defense attorneys are insisting he's angling for a death sentence.
Hasan is representing himself as he faces charges for the attack that killed 13 people.
The New York Times obtained the statements by Hasan from a report that concluded Hasan was fit to stand trial. The newspaper obtained the documents from Hasan's former attorney, John Galligan.