Monday kicks off the third week in the court martial of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan.
The prosecution is expected to call 15 to 25 witnesses to the stand today in hopes of proving Hasan’s progression in becoming a radical Muslim before the 2009 shooting massacre.
Last week, the courtroom heard detailed testimony from autopsy doctors regarding many of the victim’s deadly injuries. They testified that, according to the different bullet trajectories, it appeared Hasan kept shooting while lying on the ground.
The court also heard a captivating account from retired Fort Hood police officer Kim Munley, one of the two civilians to respond to the shooting. Munley said Hasan immediately shot at her when she arrived. She was shot three times before Hasan’s pistol jammed.
One of Munley’s fellow officers, Mark Todd, then shot Hasan, paralyzing him. Munley still walks with a limp from her injuries.
Officials say that at this rate of testimony, the government could rest its case early this week. Then it will be up to Hasan, who is representing himself, to present his case.