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Wednesday
Jul062011

Alleged Fort Hood Shooter to Face Death Penalty for 2009 Rampage

Ben Sklar/Stringer/Getty Images(FORT HOOD) -- Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, 40, accused of killing 13 people in the Nov. 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, will face the death penalty, the Army said Wednesday.

Although no specific date has been set, Hasan will be tried in a military court most likely within a year, and will face the death penalty if convicted.

Hasan, who was born and raised in Virginia to Palestinian-born parents, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and faces another 32 specifications of attempted premeditated murder.

The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office will announce the arraignment date and location once it is set and the military judge authorizes its publication.

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