Fort Hood shooting suspect out of hospital

Sept. 26, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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FORT HOOD, Texas, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army major accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas, was released from a hospital Wednesday after a brief stay.

Hasan was admitted Monday for undisclosed reasons and listed in "good" condition during his stay at a central Texas hospital. He was paralyzed from the chest down after being shot during the deadly 2009 attack at the Texas military base, the Killeen Daily Herald reported.

Hasan was returned to the Texas jail where he's being detained as he awaits trial.

Hasan, who authorities say holds radical Islamist views, could be sentenced to death if convicted for the base shootings that took place a month before he was to be deployed to Afghanistan and left 13 dead and wounded 32 more.

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Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, is shown in a 2003 file photo from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. UPIArmy Soldiers stationed at Ft Hood attend memorial services for the slain soldiers at Ft Hood in Killeen, Texas on November 10, 2009. It was estimated that over 5,000 people of the military and civilians from the surrounding area attended the services. Among those present were The President and first Lady Barack Obama, the Governor of Texas Rick Perry, The Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, soldier's that were wounded in the attack. UPI/Ron Russek II
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