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Fort Hood suspect a step closer to court-martial

Fort Hood suspect a step closer to court-martial
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POSTED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 2:59pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 3:00pm

An Army psychiatrist is one step closer to facing a military trial
and the death penalty for the Fort Hood shooting rampage.

A brigade commander recommended Friday that Maj. Nidal Hasan
should be court-martialed and face the death penalty for 13 counts
of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated
murder in the 2009 shootings.

Defense attorney John Galligan says he's disappointed in the
recommendation and will raise objections before the final decision
is made by a commanding general.

Col. Morgan Lamb's recommendation is the second in the case.
Another colonel made an initial recommendation last fall that Hasan
should face trial and the death penalty.

Army officials have not said whether they would seek the death
penalty if Hasan goes to trial.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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