Paralyzed Fort Hood Suspect Moved From Hospital to Jail

Nidal Malik Hassan leaves Brooke Army Medical Center
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2010 3:45 PM CDT
The Bell County Jail Complex where Nidal Hasan was transported is shown Friday April 9, 2010, in Belton, Texas.   (AP Photo/ Jerry Larson)
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(Newser) – The Army major charged with committing the Fort Hood Massacre left a military hospital early this morning and was transferred to a Texas county jail. Confirming reports that Nidal Malik Hasan is paralyzed from the waist down, his lawyer said he was moved from Brooke Army Medical Center near San Antonio to the county jail in Belton, Texas. Fort Hood contracted with Bell County to hold Hasan, who will be isolated in the infirmary.

Belton is about 15 miles from the Army base where the psychiatrist allegedly opened fire on Nov. 5, killing 13 and wounding 32. "He was moved without any notification to me," his lawyer, John Galligan, told the San Antonio Express-News. "His brother tried to visit him this morning, and was denied entry into the hospital."

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