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Expert Witnesses to Testify at Hasan Trial

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    NEWSLETTERS

    There has been more dramatic court testimony today from soldiers who survived the Fort Hood rampage. They've identified Major Nidal Hasan as the shooter and some have described how they first thought the gunfire was some kind of training exercise. The recording of a frantic 911 call was also heard in the courtroom Monday morning.

    Expert witnesses are expected to begin testifying in the case of the Army psychiatrist on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage that left 13 dead at Fort Hood.

    The military court-martial against Hasan enters its fifth day of testimony Tuesday.

    Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted of premeditated murder. He is also charged with attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 attack that left more than 30 wounded.

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    The judge ordered Maj. Nidal Hasan's lawyers to stay on the case even though they say Hasan is acting as his own lawyer and trying to get the death penalty.

    So far, witnesses have described in gruesome detail how Hasan fired bullet after bullet into a crowd of unarmed soldiers, leaving bodies and blood in his wake at a building used for vaccines and other medical treatment.

    Hasan is representing himself and has asked no questions of shooting victims. His standby attorneys have protested that Hasan is seeking a death sentence.

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    The long-awaited trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan is moving fast as witness after witness describes the 2009 shooting rampage and Hasan doesn't question witnesses and barely contests anything.

    NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff will be covering the trial from Fort Hood. Follow @KenKalthoffNBC5 for updates and refresh this story later today.