April 29th, 2010
11:08 AM ET

Death penalty sought for Fort Hood shooting suspect

CNN Wire Staff

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The Army officers responsible for prosecuting the Fort Hood shooting suspect will be seeking the death penalty, the suspect's attorney told CNN.

John Galligan - the attorney for the suspect, Maj. Nidal Hasan - said that the filing of a memo by the prosecutors Wednesday indicated that finding Hasan guilty of more than one of the murders would constitute the "aggravating factor" necessary for the Army to seek the death penalty.

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