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9:59 am
Sun November 22, 2009

Fort Hood Shooter To Remain Confined

Texas – The Army psychiatrist charged in one of the worst mass shootings on a U.S. military base has been placed in pretrial confinement but will remain in a military hospital.

A military magistrate made that decision Saturday during a hearing in Maj. Nidal Hasan's hospital room at a San Antonio military hospital. It's where Hasan's been recovering since the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood that killed 13 and wounded more than two dozen. Hasan was shot by civilian members of Fort Hood's police force.

Hasan's civilian attorney John Galligan says he's concerned about where Hasan will be moved once he's released from the hospital, but he doesn't know when that will happen. He says Hasan is paralyzed and still in ICU.

Fort Hood officials declined to comment to The Associated Press about the hearing.


Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.