CLEVELAND -- A former graduate student who killed one person and wounded two others in a seven-hour shooting rampage at Case Western Reserve University was convicted yesterday of murder and nearly 200 other charges.
Biswanath Halder, 65, could be sentenced to death.
Wearing body armor, a wig, and an army helmet, Halder broke into the university's business school in 2003 with two guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition and opened fire at random because he thought a computer lab employee had hacked into his website devoted to helping fellow natives of India start businesses.
Student Norman Wallace, 30, was killed. A faculty member and another student were wounded.
The jury will return Jan. 17 to hear evidence in the penalty phase.
Halder's lawyers were barred by the judge from arguing that he was mentally ill. Halder did not testify.