Prosecutors Calling Eyewitness on Second Day of Fort Hood Shooting Trial

Major Nidal Hasan admitted to the shooting in his opening statement


The second day of the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the radicalized Army psychiatrist accused of carrying out one of the deadliest gun attacks ever on a U.S. military base, is scheduled to start Wednesday in a Fort Hood courtroom.

Military prosecutors are expected to call more eyewitnesses to the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting rampage that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded. In his brief opening statement Tuesday, Hasan, who is representing himself, admitted to being the shooter and carrying out the attacks on behalf of the mujahideen, or holy warriors. An American-born Muslim, Hasan, 42, was scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan a few weeks after the shooting.