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updated 12/2/2009 3:28:08 PM ET 2009-12-02T20:28:08

FORT HOOD PREFERS 32 SPECIFICATIONS OF ATTEMPTED PREMEDITATED MURDER AGAINST MAJ. NIDAL MALIK HASAN

FORT HOOD, Texas - At 2 p.m. Today, 32 specifications of attempted premeditated murder were preferred against Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan under Article 80 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. As with the initial charges, these are allegations only and the accused is presumed innocent until proven otherwise. The investigation into this matter continues and additional charges remain a possibility. The victims in these specifications include 30 Soldiers and two civilians (two Fort Hood police officers).

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