FORT HOOD, Texas -

The long-awaited first day in the trial of the soldier accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009 has ended with new details from prosecutors but little word from the defendant.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan could face the death penalty if convicted of the numerous murder and attempted murder charges he's facing for the attack on the sprawling Texas base. It remains the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation.

Prosecutors detailed what they said was Hasan's meticulous plan to kill fellow soldiers while avoiding civilians, including stockpiling bullets and researching jihad online.

Hasan is representing himself and told jurors that evidence would show he was the gunman. He declined to cross-examine most witnesses, including victims who survived.

The trial is expected to last several weeks.

What to know: Fort Hood shooting trial

Published On: Aug 05 2013 01:21:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 27 2013 05:57:24 AM CDT

The sentencing phase in the Fort Hood shooting trial is underway. Maj. Nidal Hasan was found guilty on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder, and he could get the death penalty. Review some of the key moments and revelations in the case.

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A military jury has recommended the death penalty for Nidal Hasan, convicted for the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and 32 others wounded. Review some of the key moments and revelations in the case, according to information from CNN.