Fort hood shooter paralyzed from the neck down -

Fort hood shooter paralyzed from the neck down

Condition expected to be permanent


The lawyer for Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., has announced his client is paralyzed from the chest down and doctors believe his paralysis will be permanent. In an interview, John P. Galligan told the Washington Post that Hasan fell asleep in a hearing in his hospital room on Saturday that lasted about an hour. “When I’ve spoken with him, he’s coherent, but your ability to have any meaningful exchange with him is limited in time and subject.” Hasan, who has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder, will remain in confinement until his court-martial, a date for which has not been set.

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Fort hood shooter paralyzed from the neck down

  1. Ahh karma… sweet sweet karma.

  2. So what kind of executions do they perform after a military court martial? Will his being paralyzed affect the execution?

    • I don't think a firing squad would have to make any changes.

  3. given the dearth of executions in the U.S. Military (none since 1961, include since Reagen's reintroduction) and a somewhat recently introduced alternative (life without parole), this makes for an interesting case re sentencing given the impossibility of making an argument that Hasan will ever pose a danger to anyone else.

  4. Execution should be by force feeding him to death.
    Bacon washed down with beer comes to mind.