[Guest post by DRJ]
Thirty-two counts of attempted premeditated murder have been filed against Fort Hood suspect Major Nidal Hasan, in addition to the 13 premeditated murder charges that have already been filed:
“The Army says the attempted murder charges filed Wednesday are related to the 30 soldiers and two civilian police officers injured in the shooting at a soldier processing center on the central Texas post.
Hasan’s attorney, John Galligan, says the additional charges may not affect Hasan’s punishment if he is convicted, because premeditated murder carries the death penalty.”
The Army has not yet announced whether it plans to pursue the death penalty.