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Defense Lawyer: Fort Hood Suspect may be Paralyzed

Crime, Law and JusticeCrimeJustice SystemDefenseArmed ForcesFort Hood (military base)Nidal Malik Hasan

The attorney for the Army psychiatristaccused of killing fellow soldiers at Fort Hood says doctors havetold the soldier he may be paralyzed from the waist down.

Attorney John Galligan told The Associated Press on Friday thatMaj. Nidal Malik Hasan told him that he has no feeling in his legsand doctors say the condition may be permanent. Galligan says Hasanalso told him he had extreme pain in his hands.

Hasan was shot by police officers responding to last week'sshootings at Fort Hood. Galligan spoke with him Thursday in theintensive care unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder inthe attack at the sprawling Texas post that also left 29 peoplewounded.

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