A military jury has convicted an Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 comrades and wounding dozens more at a Fort Hood processing center.
Maj. Nidal Hasan was found guilty Friday on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting. Hasan, a U.S.-born citizen of Palestinian descent, had been scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan before the killings.
The court-martial panel composed of nine colonels, three lieutenant colonels and one major deliberated nearly seven hours over two days before reaching a verdict.
The prosecution claimed Hasan went through a progressive radicalization that led to the mass shooting.
"He did not want to deploy, and he came to believe he had a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible," prosecutor Col. Steven Henricks told the jury.
Hasan, who represented himself in his court-martial, admitted to the shooting rampage, telling the jury during opening statements, "I was the shooter." He also said the soldiers were going to participate in "an illegal war" in Afghanistan.
The Army psychiatrist rested his case without calling any witnesses or taking the stand himself to testify.
The court-martial now moves to the penalty phase, where Hasan could face the death penalty.
CNN Wires contributed to this report.