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“I do,” Hasan said.

She told him that it was “unwise to represent yourself, but it’s your choice.”

At the minimum, the 42-year-old Hasan will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Prosecutors want Hasan to join just five other U.S. service members currently on military death row. No American soldier has been executed since 1961. Many military death row inmates have had their sentences overturned on appeal, which are automatic when jurors vote for the death penalty. The U.S. president must eventually approve a military death sentence.

Jurors must be unanimous to sentence him to death.

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Associated Press writers Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber contributed to this report.