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Fort Hood suspect to face death penalty, regardless of plea

FORT HOOD, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage still faces the death penalty if convicted in the worst mass shooting on a US military installation, a judge ruled Wednesday.

A trial date was not set for Major Nidal Hasan, whose lawyers say he wants to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the 2009 attack on the Texas Army post.

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