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Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Released from Hospital

Hasan released after four-day stay in hospital

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    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department via The Temple Daily Telegram shows Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting. A military judge was expected Thursday to give an official order for a forcible beard shaving for Hasan. An appeals court has said Hasan can appeal that order, thus triggering another delay in his upcoming murder trial. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department via The Temple Daily Telegram, File)

    An Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has been released after a four-day stay in a hospital.

    Fort Hood officials say in a news release that Maj. Nidal Hasan was discharged Wednesday from the Texas Army post's hospital, the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center, and returned to the Bell County Jail in nearby Belton.

    Authorities have not said why Hasan was hospitalized but he was listed in good condition after being admitted Saturday.

    The 42-year-old Hasan faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted in the November 2009 attack that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen.

    Hasan is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair after police at Fort Hood shot him the day of the rampage.