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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

Pat Lopez. Defense Team Table (Galligan), Hasan Article 32, October 18, 2010. Colored pencil on gray paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (051.00.00)
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Fort Hood Shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan

Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan, known as the "Fort Hood shooter," faced his Article 32 Hearing—the military equivalent of a preliminary hearing—for thirteen counts of premeditated murders and thirty-two counts of attempted murder. Retired Army Colonel John Galligan, a former military judge who led his defense, looks spirited in comparison to the wan Hasan, who had received a spinal cord injury as a result of gunfire exchanged during his attack on the military base at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. The Virginia-born Hasan is currently awaiting execution at the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The United States Army never characterized his attack as an act of terrorism.