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Lead prosecutor named in Fort Hood Shooting case

FORT HOOD, TX (WKOW) -- Military officials have named a lead prosecutor in the Fort Hood shooting case and say it is a man who secured the death penalty in a similar case four years ago.

Officials say Col. Michael Mulligan will head the prosecution of Maj. Nidal Hasan.

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 5 Texas Army Post shooting.

Mulligan prosecuted a 2005 case in which Sgt. Hasan Akbar was sentenced to death for a 2003 attack on comrades in Iraq that left two dead and 14 wounded.

Authorities haven't said if they'll seek the death penalty in the Fort Hood case.

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