Friday, November 13, 2009
Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) — Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the accused Fort Hood gunman, is paralyzed from the waist down, his lawyer said Friday.
“It appears he won’t be able to walk in the future,” said Hasan’s civilian attorney, retired Army Col. John Galligan.
Hasan also has severe pain in his hands, the attorney said.
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Authorities say Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist, opened fire at a military processing center at Fort Hood on November 5, killing 13 people. Two civilian officers engaged Hasan, wounding him. One officer was wounded.
Army officials announced Thursday that Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder, making him eligible for the death penalty.
This article was posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:46 am