Fort Hood shooting suspect to face court martial

Reuters News
|
Posted: Jul 06, 2011 11:53 AM
Fort Hood shooting suspect to face court martial

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Muslim Army major charged in the 2009 killing rampage at a Texas military base will face a court-martial where he could be sentenced to death, a U.S. military official ruled on Wednesday.

Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a 40-year-old Army psychiatrist who U.S. officials have linked to a radical Muslim cleric in Yemen, is charged in a shooting spree at Fort Hood that killed 13 people and wounded 32 others on November 5, 2009.

(Reporting by Chris Baltimore, Editing by Sandra Maler and David Storey)