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Fort Hood Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder



    Fort Hood Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder
    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.

    The Army has charged the Fort Hood shooting suspect with 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

    These charges are added to the 13 premeditated murder charges filed against Maj. Nidal Hasan in the wake of the Nov. 5 shooting massacre at Fort Hood.

    The Army said the attempted murder charges filed Wednesday were related to the 30 soldiers and two civilian police officers injured in the shooting at a soldier processing center on the central Texas post.

    Hasan's attorney, John Galligan, said Wednesday the additional charges may not affect Hasan's punishment, if he is convicted, because premeditated murder carries the death penalty. Authorities haven't said whether they plan to seek the death penalty.