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Hasan Hearing Completes First Week

By ANGELA K. BROWN and MICHAEL GRACZYK
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 2:43 PM CDT
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Hasan Hearing Completes First Week

Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan could be permanently paralyzed, according to his lawyer.

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A hearing to determine if an Army psychiatrist accused in last year's shooting rampage at Fort Hood should be held over for trial on multiple murder charges has completed its first week.

Ten soldiers who came under fire at the Texas Army post testified Friday, most of them identifying Maj. Nidal Hasan as the gunman who sprayed dozens of soldiers and civilians at a medical processing center last Nov. 5 with shots from a handgun.

Twenty-nine witnesses over three days have appeared either in a courtroom or by video link from Afghanistan, where they are deployed. One soldier Friday testified by phone.

The 40-year-old American-born Muslim could face the death penalty if the case goes to trial. He's been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

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