Maj. Hasan - an American-born Muslim - told the Jury he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, and he never denied being the gunman.
He acknowledged that he shot at some soldiers in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting final medical checkups before being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Col. Mike Mulligan - Lead prosecutor in the case has said Maj. Hasan's sentence was well deserved.
"He is not giving his life. We are taking his life. This is not his gift to God, it's his debt to society. He will not now and will not ever be a martyr." Col. Mulligan said.
Let's recall that when Hasan began shooting, the troops were standing in long lines to receive immunizations and doctors' clearance. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 were wounded. All, but one, of the dead were soldiers, including a pregnant private who curled on the floor and pleaded for her baby's life.
Hasan's attack ended only when he was shot in the back by an officer responding to the shooting. Hasan is now paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair.
Hasan could become the first American soldier executed in more than half a century, but he appears happy to die for his beliefs. He was a trained doctor.