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Tonight at 9: Jury recommends death for Nidal Hasan
August 28th, 2013
05:22 PM ET

Tonight at 9: Jury recommends death for Nidal Hasan

Coming up tonight, Piers Morgan welcomes Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford for his first interview since testifying against Major Nidal Hasan. Earlier today, the jury recommended the death penalty for Hasan, for the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting which left 13 people dead and 32 others wounded.

Sergeant Lunsford was shot seven times by sole shooter Hasan, who was serving as a military psychiatrist at Fort Hood.

Lunsford joined Morgan pre-trial as he was preparing to testify against the shooter. He remembers the shooting with a deep feeling of betrayal: “Seeing someone that wears the same uniform that I wear that was shooting us and at the time not having a reason to shoot us but by him yelling "Allahu Akbar," I was hurt because in the military we all believe one color. It doesn't matter what your national origin is because we're fighting for a common cause.”

Lunsford feared that when he was cross-examined by the trained psychiatrist, Hasan would try to push certain emotional buttons. Morgan will follow up tonight to find out how Lunsford fared.

Tune in to CNN at 9 for this story, plus the latest from Syria and a look at the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.
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