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Three Dead at Texas Base Where 13 Were Killed in 2009, Suspects Still Being Sought

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
January 22, 2014|10:26 am

Three people were found dead on a military base on Tuesday but investigators do not have any suspects at this time.

A man and two children were found dead on Tuesday in their home at Fort Hood, Texas, one of the largest army bases in the United States, military officials said. Officials said the bodies of the three military dependents were discovered around 7:15 a.m.

Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the deaths, but are not confirming nor releasing any details until relatives can be notified. Agents are also not commenting on the status of the soldier in the household.

Officials at the base do not believe there is an active threat at the base.

"According to Criminal Investigation Command officials, there is no further threat to the community at this time," the base released in a statement.

Fort Hood is the same base was where former Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 31 others in a November 5, 2009 attack on unarmed service members

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Hasan acted as his own defense lawyer and was convicted by a 13-member panel of senior officers. A former psychiatrist in the army, Hasan was paralyzed from the chest down after being shot by a civilian police officer, which stopped the attack. He apparently admitted to the killings during the trial, saying that he had "switched sides."

The former major has explained that he carried out the deadly attack in order to protect Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, though he was not allowed to present that argument in court. Prosecutors noted that Hasan had prepared for the attack for weeks by buying a gun and practicing on a range.

The trial turned out to be shorter than many people expected, lasting only two weeks, largely because Hasan chose to question only three of the nearly 90 witnesses for the prosecution.

 

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