Hasan to face death penalty in Fort Hood Rampage

POSTED: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 5:26pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

FORT HOOD -- The next step for justice in the Fort Hood shootings, Major Nidal Hasan will now face a military trial and possibly the death penalty.

Lieutenant General Donald M. Campbell, Jr. referred the case to a general court-martial for trial.

The former army psychiatrist will face a military judge at an arraignment to discuss his rights.

The court-martial is authorized to consider death as a punishment.

No judge has been named to the case yet.

John Galligan, the Texas attorney representing Hasan tells fox news he's "not surprised" by the decision announced today.

But Galligan said he was "surprised" and "disturbed" that the media learned of the decision before he and his client did.

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