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Widows of Fort Hood slain describe lost moments

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[August 27, 2013]  FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Widow after widow of the soldiers killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting described how the convicted Army psychiatrist's rampage tore open their lives for years to come.

One widow described calling her slain husband's cellphone to hear his voicemail greeting -- only for the greeting to disappear a few months ago. Another imagined what her daughter's walk down the aisle would be like without her father.

More witnesses are expected to testify Tuesday against Maj. Nidal Hasan, convicted last week of 13 counts of premeditated murder. A jury soon will decide if Hasan deserves a death sentence or life without parole.

Hasan could also speak to defend himself, though it's not clear that he will.


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