Ft. Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan charged with murder

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November 12, 2009 23:02

 
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Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, lead suspect in the Fort Hood shootings, was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the military's legal system, making him eligible for the death penalty if convicted, officials said Thursday. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama ordered a review of all intelligence related to the US Army psychiatrist and whether it was properly shared and acted upon within individual government agencies. Officials told The Associated Press before the news conference that it had not been decided whether to charge Hasan with a 14th count of murder related to the death of the unborn child of a pregnant shooting victim. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the case publicly. The FBI confirmed this week that the US government knew about 10 to 20 e-mails between Hasan and a radical American imam beginning in December 2008.

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