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Jul 6, 2011 12:20 PM by Greg Boyce

Fort Hood psychiatrist to face death penalty

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood rampage in Texas will be court-martialed and face the death penalty. Fort Hood's commanding general announced the decision today in the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan. He's expected to appear in a Fort Hood courtroom for an arraignment and could enter a plea.

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 shooting rampage the Army post.

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