Fort Hood Suspect A Step Closer To Court-Martial

FORT WORTH (AP) – An Army psychiatrist accused in the Fort Hood shooting rampage is one step closer to facing a military trial and the death penalty.

A brigade commander recommended Friday that Maj. Nidal Hasan be court-martialed and face the death penalty. Hasan faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the 2009 shootings.

Defense attorney John Galligan says he’s disappointed in the recommendation and will raise objections before the final decision is made by a commanding general.

Col. Morgan Lamb’s recommendation is the second in the case. Another colonel’s initial recommendation last fall also was that Hasan should face trial and the death penalty.

Army officials have not said whether they will seek the death penalty if Hasan goes to trial.

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  1. darrell says:

    in all fairness to this man because we are a civilized people in this nation. i hope they use a new and sanitized rope when they stretch his neck.

  2. Wil New Mexico Cowgirl says:

    This man is a traitor to the United States of American. Traitors should be shot. No questions asked or no court trial of any kind which is a cost to the taxpayers. SHOOT HIM and anybody else who becomes a traitor.

    1. ATxann says:

      To Wil New Mexico Cowgirl, who wrote, “This man is a traitor to the United States of American. Traitors should be shot. No questions asked or no court trial of any kind which is a cost to the taxpayers. SHOOT HIM and anybody else who becomes a traitor.”

      To execute people without a trial would be traitorous to the United States. We have a constitution which forbids it. The cost to us as citizens to do so would be far greater than any monetary cost. So according to you, the U.S. should shoot you for suggesting a traitorous action.

    2. les says:

      shooting is to fast. wait until it’s 102 degrees out side and then lay him out on the asphalt for 4hrs at a time !!!!!!!!!

  3. P Miller says:

    I want to know why he is not being charged with a hete crime????

  4. RUBEN says:

    We are pretty advanced country , and we make rope made of pig’s hair ….

    FOR HIM SHOULD BE THE ONLY WAY TO GO

  5. Ruben says:

    GUILTY WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT.
    BUT WE STILL SPEND OUR MONEY TO DEFEND HIM
    HE IS A TERRORIST MUSLIM, SUMMARY JUSTICE SHOULD PREVAIL
    HE KILL IN THE NAME OF HIS PIG/GOD ALLAH, WE SHALL PUT HIM OUT OF HIS MISERY IN THE NAME OF OUR GOD,
    HE KILLED TO GET TO PARADISE,….BURY HIM WITH PIG’S BLOOD SO HE CAN NOT GET THERE.
    Do not spend more time and money on him(he still collects his paycheck)
    Give the lawyer’s money to the families he destroyed .
    AND GET OBAMA IMPEACHED , PLEASE????

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