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Fort Hood suspect to have mental exam


FORT WORTH, Texas (WKOW) -- The attorney for Maj. Nidal Hassan, the man accused of killing 13 soldiers and wounding 32 others at Fort Hood, says his client will be evaluated next month to determine if his mental status makes him competent to stand trial.

Attorney John Galligan says prosecutors notified him that a three-person board of medical professionals has been named and will start reviewing documents in the case. He says that after the board finishes by Feb. 7, members will evaluate Hasan.

Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 shootings on the Texas Army post.


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