A military judge has adjourned the Fort Hood trial for the day after the soldier accused in the shooting called no witnesses and rested his case.
Col. Tara Osborn said Wednesday the trial would resume on Thursday morning. She asked prosecutors if they were ready to present closing arguments on Wednesday, but they said they would prefer to wait until Thursday.
Earlier Wednesday morning, Maj. Nidal Hasan told Osborn he wouldn't be calling any witnesses in his defense. Hasan is representing himself in his trial.
Hasan has sat mostly silent during the trial's first two weeks, raising few objections and briefly questioning only three of prosecutors' nearly 90 witnesses.
Hasan is accused of killing 13 people at the Texas military base. He faces the death penalty if convicted.
Hasan: 'Illegal war' provoked Fort Hood rampage
Hasan said the deadly attack was provoked by American soldiers being deployed to "engage in an illegal war."
Hasan told a military judge on Wednesday that the shooting wasn't in the heat of passion. He says jurors shouldn't have the option of convicting him of voluntary manslaughter.
Hasan is acting as his own attorney, and his statements marked one of the rare moments that he's spoken during the 12-day trial.
Jurors were not in the courtroom at the time.
KSAT's Paul Venema is at Fort Hood following the trial. He will have the latest on KSAT-12's afternoon and evening newscasts.
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