The U.S. government spent about five-million dollars to convict Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.
The single biggest pre-trial expense was for transportation of attorneys, witnesses, and jurors – costing over a million dollars. An additional 900-grand was spent on their accommodations.
Hasan – who is awaiting execution at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas – reportedly had access to helicopter transportation so he could work on his defense from his private office. That alone cost more than 194-thousand dollars.
The 2009 rampage ended with 13 people dead and more than 30 others injured. It was the worst shooting to ever take place on an American military base.