Convicted Fort Hood shooter arrives at death row

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) Fort Hood officials say the Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for a 2009 shooting rampage meant as revenge for U.S. intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan has arrived at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

Officials released a statement Friday saying Maj. Nidal Hasan had arrived at the prison's death row.

A military jury convicted Hasan last week of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 at Fort Hood, a sprawling Army post in central Texas. The same jurors deliberated less than two hours on Wednesday before deciding Hasan should be put to death.

Hasan joins just five other inmates on the military's death row.

Death sentences are rare in military courts, and they're automatically appealed.

The military hasn't executed an active duty U.S. soldier since 1961.

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