Ft. Hood suspect may seek insanity defense

FORT WORTH, TX John Galligan, the Fort Hood-area civilian attorney for Maj. /*Nidal Hasan*/, told The Associated Press by phone Monday that the court must consider his client's mental status because the allegations against Hasan contradict his lifestyle and military career.

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 shooting. Galligan says military law requires that his client plead not guilty if prosecutors seek the death penalty.

Hasan remains in intensive care at a San Antonio military hospital, where he was taken after being shot during the attack.

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