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Lawyer: Ft. Hood suspect may use insanity defense


FORT WORTH, Texas (WKOW) -- The attorney for the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people during an attack at Fort Hood says he expects his client to plead not guilty and could use insanity as a defense.

John Galligan, the Fort Hood-area civilian attorney for Maj. Nidal Hasan, says his client may pursue an insanity defense because the allegations against him contradict his lifestyle and military career.

Has an is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 shooting. Galligan says military law requires that his client plead not guilty if prosecutors seek the death penalty.

Hasan remains in intensive care at a San Antonio military hospital, where he was taken after being shot during the attack.

Online reporting by Chris Wilson

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