Fort Hood Shooter Said Execution Would Make Him a Martyr

Told mental health professionals after attack


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.