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Major Hasan To Be Charged With 13 Counts Of Premeditated Murder
[Update - 12/11/2009]: US military prosecutors say they will be seeking death penalty in the case of the alleged Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan.
Nidal Malik Hasan, the man suspected of being the gunman in November 5th Fort Hood shooting in which 13 people died and 29 people were injured, is to be charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. Hasan will be charged in military court, not civilian court. The announcement will be officially made later today at Fort Hood military base.
The next step will be for military prosecuters to begin an Article 32 Proceeding, the military version of a grand jury.
Hasan remains under guard in Brooke Army Medical Center where he’s recovering from wounds he suffered when two civilian police officers shot him last Thursday.
Meanwhile, doctors and staff who oversaw Hasan's training said he expressed his religious views zealously and behaved strangely, but they did not see him as a violent person or threat.
Moreover, it is alleged Hasan might have wired money to Pakistan in recent months, raising suspicion that Hasan could have been connected to religious groups in Pakistan.