Nov 12, 2009 12:02 PM by NBC News

Fort Hood suspect faces 13 murder charges

Military prosecutors say they will charge Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan with 13 counts of premeditated murder, a government official told NBC News.

An announcement will be made later Thursday at Fort Hood, officials said.

The shootings took place at Fort Hood's crowded Soldiers Readiness Processing Center, where troops get medical checkups before deploying abroad. Authorities decided to charge Hasan in a military court, officials said.




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