Terrorism

Prosecution Rests in Fort Hood Shooting Trial

Called 90 witnesses

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Military prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

After calling nearly 90 witnesses in 11 days, prosecutors said they had completed their case during Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial. Hasan also is accused of wounding more than 30 people at the Texas Army post during the attack, which was the worst mass shooting ever on a U.S. military base.

The judge adjourned the hearing after prosecutors rested, meaning Hasan could begin his defense Wednesday — but whether he will seize the opportunity remains to be seen.

Hasan is acting as his own defense attorney, but he questioned only three of prosecutors' witnesses and has raised few objections. Even the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, seemed skeptical.