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Trial Date Set for Accused Fort Hood Shooter

Ben Sklar/Getty Images(FORT HOOD, Texas) -- The court martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist charged with the deadly November 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, has been set to begin on March 5.

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder for the shootings that left 13 dead and 32 others wounded.  The 40-year-old, who was wounded and partially paralyzed during the rampage, sat in a wheelchair Wednesday while he was arraigned and calmly told a military judge he understood the charges against him.

A military jury of 12 officers above Hasan’s rank will hear testimony in the case.  In order to obtain a conviction, two-thirds of the panel must agree he is guilty.  

Hasan faces the possibility of a death sentence if convicted of premeditated murder.  The same panel will decide his fate, but in the penalty phase of the trial, a unanimous vote is needed for the death sentence.

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Latest Military Building Shooting In Virginia

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WOODBRIDGE, Virginia) -- Police in Prince William County, Virginia are investigating what appears to be another shooting attack on a military building. 

It is the fifth shooting incident at a military facility around suburbs of the nation's capital in recent weeks.  Police say they found multiple bullet holes at a Coast Guard recruiting station and say it appears the shooting occurred overnight. No one was injured and it is also not known whether this incident is related to the others.

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