Accused Fort Hood killer not dead--yet
Fortunately, Texas does have a robust death penalty that would probably come into play in any trial of this guy if he survives his wounds. I suspect that his defense may be that his religion made him crazy.
An Army major about to be deployed shot and killed 12 people and wounded 31 in a rampage at Fort Hood earlier today, officials said.
The soldier, identified as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army mental health professional, was wounded and taken to a nearby hospital. He is in custody.
Officials had said earlier that the gunman had been killed.
"His death is not imminent," said Lt. Gen. Bob Cone at Fort Hood said late this evening.