Nidal Malik Hasan Charged with 13 Counts of Premeditated Murder

A Fourteenth Murder Charge and Additional Lesser Charges Likely

One of the things to appreciate about the Military Justice System under the UCMJ and MCM is that it is speedy (at least compared with state and federal criminal prosecutions).

Army: Fort Hood suspect charged with murder

FORT HOOD, TEXAS (AP) – The Army psychiatrist accused 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.

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.

Hasan was read the charges against him and advised of his rights in his hospital room.

As previously mentioned, I expect the trial to be over and Hasan to be under a death sentence before the first anniversary of his infamy.

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