http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/08...comment-464554
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Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, who was effectively fired by Hasan in May after the judge ruled the major could defend himself, said Hasan is working in concert with the prosecution to make sure the death penalty will be the ultimate punishment in the shooting case that claimed 13 lives in 2009 at Fort Hood.

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Islam prohibits suicide. A defendant attempting to achieve a death sentence in a trial is just another flavor of "suicide by cops". I wonder if Hasan realizes that. He's bound to be disappointed when he doesn't reach his paradise....