(CNN) — [Breaking news update at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday]
The court-martial of U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan began Tuesady morning at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan is accused of opening fire on his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in 2009, killing 13 people and wounding dozens more.
[Original story, posted at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday]
Fort Hood witness on Hasan: ‘His punishment will come’
(CNN) — Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Royal survived the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, with two bullet wounds to his back.
The slugs left him with nerve damage that numbs his left arm and leg and sends streaking pains “shooting up and down my back.” And it’s left invisible scars as well — post-traumatic stress that has hurt his ability to perform his duties as a computer specialist and left him unable to feel safe in his own country.