In Depth Coverage
Fort Hood Shootings
Nov. 5, 2009
Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood. Soldiers were being processed as the deployed or returned from service overseas. According to eyewitnesses, Hasan shouted "Allahu Akhbar" ("God is great") then began shooting, using a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver. Fort Hood police officers shot Hasan. He survived but was paralyzed.
Thirteen people died -- 12 soldiers and one civilian. Thirty one were injured.
Nov. 12, 2009
Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32counts of attempted murder.
Over several weeks, Hasan appeared in court for an Article 32 hearing. It is similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding. After several weeks, three Army officers recommended Hasan stand trial and face the death penalty.
July 20, 2011
Hasan was formally arraigned. He did not enter a plea, The judge set a court martial trial date for March 5, 2012.
Background information on Hasan
Hasan, 39, was born in Arlington, Va. He received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.,
Hasan had been assigned to Fort Hood in July 2009. He had spent the previous six years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as intern, resident and a fellow in disaster and preventative psychiatry.
List of victims
Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, Sgt. Amy Krueger, Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, Pfc.Michael Pearson, Pvt. Francheska Velez, Spc. Kham Xiong, Michael Grant Cahill, Capt. John Gaffaney, Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow, Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, Maj. L. Eduardo Caraveo, Capt.Russell Seager, Spc. Frederick Greene