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A U.S. Army general Wednesday approved a possible death penalty in the future military trial of Major Nidal Hasan, the American Muslim accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas.

Hasan’s government appointed defense lawyer, John Galligan, has urged the military against allowing the death penalty as a possible sentence in a trial. He has insisted that a life prison term should be the most severe penalty under consideration and says a death penalty trial is more time-consuming and expensive. Galligan could not immediately be reached Wednesday.

Galligan also has repeatedly has complained that he and his client have been denied full details of what U.S. intelligence agencies knew about Hasan’s contacts with overseas terrorists, including Anwar al-Alwaki, now believed to be in Yemen and the target of American drone attacks.

Source: CNN

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