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Army judge to decide if Hasan can plead guilty
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting case will decide next week whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan the death penalty and let him plead guilty.
The military judge will decide whether to remove execution as a punishment option for the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 rampage. Col. Tara Osborn has set pretrial hearings for next Wednesday through Friday.
Defense attorneys say Hasan wants to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder. But Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting a guilty plea in a death penalty case.
Hasan also is charged with 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the attack on the Texas Army post.
He currently faces execution or life in military prison without parole if convicted. His trial date has not been set.
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Posted: Saturday, January 26 2013, 12:48 PM CST
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Okla. reopens emergency operations command center
May 23, 2013 17:37 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management has reopened its emergency operations center as strong storms moved through central Oklahoma just days after a deadly tornado.
Department spokeswoman Keli Cain said Thursday that the center is open. The department had previously announced that the command center would be shut down at Wednesday at midnight.
Storms with heavy rain and hail began falling in the area early Thursday morning and prompted flash flood warnings in central Oklahoma.
The storms come after a massive tornado struck Moore on Monday and left 24 people dead and more than 300 injured.
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