Hasan Will Face 13 Murder Charges

Fort Hood suspect allegedly violated military law
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2009 11:17 AM CST
Updated Nov 12, 2009 2:22 PM CST
Hasan Will Face 13 Murder Charges
The 2007 picture provided by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences shows Nidal Malik Hasan when he entered the program for his Disaster and Military Psychiatry Fellowship.   (AP Photo/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

The Army has charged Nidal Malik Hasan with 13 counts of murder in the "first step in the court-martial process." Hasan, an Army major and psychiatrist, may face additional charges in connection with last week's shooting at Fort Hood. He remains hospitalized in San Antonio and is being treated for wounds inflicted, an Army spokesman said today, by two Fort Hood police officers, the Express-News reports.

The rep confirmed Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd both shot Hasan but wouldn't specify "who did what." Another statement by the spokesman—"We still believe that there was only one gunman at the scene involved in the actual shootings"—indicates investigators consider it possible Hasan's alleged actions came at someone else's command, notes the Washington Post.
(Read more Nidal Malik Hasan stories.)

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