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.

Washington Post

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