Oct 21, 2010
On Tuesday, a nurse testified he recognized Hasan during the Nov. 5 massacre because he had refused an immunization a week earlier.
Theodore Coukoulis said that as Hasan passed him and other civilian nurses, he did not shoot, the American-Statesman reported. He is one of several witnesses to say Hasan spared civilians while targeting soldiers.
Coukoulis said that a week before the shooting, Hasan had come to the building but did not want to get a smallpox immunization that was required for his deployment to Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class Maria Guerra, who was in charge of the Soldier Readiness Processing Center that day, testified she shouted at nurses and medics to begin triage work on the wounded inside, even as she tried to barricade the doors to keep Hasan from re-entering, the San Antonio Express-News reported.