Army colonel recommends trial in Ft Hood case
DALLAS(AP) - A military official has made an initial
recommendation that an Army psychiatrist should stand trial and
face the death penalty for last year's deadly Fort Hood shooting.
Col. James Pohl issued his recommendation Tuesday for Maj. Nidal
Hasan, but Army officials refused to disclose it.
On Wednesday, Hasan's lead defense attorney John Galligan told
the Associated Press that Pohl is recommending that Hasan be
court-martialed on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts
of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5, 2009, attack at the
Texas Army post.
Pohl's recommendation will go to another high-ranking Army
official, but the final decision on whether Hasan will stand trial
still rests with a commanding general.