A military official has made an initial recommendation that an Army psychiatrist should stand trial and face the death penalty for last year's deadly Fort Hood shooting.
Col. James Pohl issued his recommendation Tuesday for Maj. Nidal Hasan, but Army officials refused to disclose it.
On Wednesday, Hissan's lead defense attorney John Galligan told the Associated Press that Pohl is recommending that Hasan be court-martialed on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5, 2009, attack at the Texas Army post.
Pohl's recommendation will go to another high-ranking Army official for him to weigh in but the final decision on whether Hasan will stand trial still rests with a commanding general.
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