Skip to comments.Accused Fort Hood Gunman Could Be Moved To Local Jail
Posted on 02/20/2010 4:12:00 PM PST by NorwegianViking
BELTON (February 19, 2010)Bell County Sheriff Dan Smith confirmed Friday that his office and Fort Hood officials have been talking for several weeks about transferring accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan from a San Antonio military hospital to the Bell County Jail.
Hasan is charged with 13 counts of murder in the shooting rampage on Nov. 5, 2009 at the posts Soldier Readiness Center that left 13 dead and 29 injured.
He was left paralyzed in an exchange of gunfire with two civilian police officers who are credited with ending the massacre.
For 15 years, the Bell County Jail has had a contract with Fort Hood for housing military prisoners charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Because of this existing contractual relationship, Smith said, Fort Hood has asked me to consider housing Hasan in our jail.
Hasans attorney John Galligan confirmed that the Army wants to move Hasan, but said he would rather his client be transferred either to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center or to a secure location on post.
Hasan is facing an Article 32 Hearing, the military equivalent of a civilian grand jury review, which will determine whether he stands trial for the deadly shooting
OK that works for me.
I've heard that county jails are even less fun than prisons.
Don't give the conspiracy theorists here any ideas! They'll start claiming Hasan and Capone are related! (joking! --sort of)
US taxpayers have been forced to treat this cretin for FOUR months...best medical care money can buy.
He should have been strapped to a gurney & left out on the Texas plains for four months.
For that you can thank the fools that voted for obama.
Agreed. He was a member of the military and committed the murders on a military base; it’s not like he was caught pedaling contraband. Multiple murder is definitely serious enough to warrent maximum security in a military prison.
Excellent news! I hear those Texas Sherrifs tend to look the other way when the really bad prisoners ‘fall down and hurt themselves...’ :)
I hope they piss on his food every day.
But, if he is confined in a small jail, run by some local yokels, might it not tempt the Muslim Brotherhood to bust him out? Could be risky.
Maybe we should promote trying him for the civilian murders who worked at Ft Hood in Texas vs the active duty military murders on Ft Hood. Least we know Texas will stick the worthless farooker vs Obama Inc using him as a hero poster boy....
Muslim Brotherhood vs Texas law enforcement? My money would be on the Texans.
Sounds good too me. Maybe some America loving biker gang types will welcome him in the shower room.
I asked my beloved this question as he is a military officer in the US Army.
This is what he offered. During the last round of BRAC they combined many of the organization’s, one being post prisons. So, indeed most posts now contract out to local jails to hold their soldiers while awaiting trial.
We also discussed that I would think it would be better to bring him here to Ft. Leavenworth to remain in pretrial detention. They have a prison hospital, they also can bring as they do with all prisoners to the post if more extraordinary medical care is needed.
However he must remain under the command he is assigned.
I also have to say I wonder how the jail will handle the burden of someone who is paralyzed and requires a lot of care, while there are many productive American’s who are paralyzed many require a medical attendant, this might be a huge burden to prison guard who isn’t trained in such medical matter’s.
I want him to live, to be judged by his fellow military members and if execution is the judgement that he then meet his maker.
We currently have 8 prisoners on death row. Three have appeals in the works.
Description of Cases for those Sentenced to Death in U.S. Military
-[Wade Walker], a former Marine lance corporal at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was convicted of two counts of premeditated murder, one count each of adultery and kidnapping, and other felonies. Sentenced to death for the murders of two Lance Corporals in nearby Jacksonville, N.C., Walker has been on death row since August 1995.
-Kenneth Parker, a former Marine lance corporal at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was convicted of two counts of premeditated murder, one count each of armed robbery and kidnapping. Sentenced to death for the murders of two Lance Corporals in nearby Jacksonville, N.C., as Wade Walkers codefendant, Parker has been on death row since August 1995.
-[Jessie Quintanilla], a former Marine corporal at Camp Pendleton, Calif., was convicted of one count of premeditated murder, two counts of attempted murder, and other felonies. Quintanilla was charged with the murder of Lieut. Colonel Daniel Wayne Kidd. Sergeant Quintanilla claimed he was an alcoholic disturbed by family and financial problems and that he only wanted to speak with Colonel Kidd. He has been on death row since January 1998.
-[James T. Murphy], a former Army Sergeant was stationed in Germany. On August 20, 1987 before leaving Germany, appellant went to his wifes (Petra Murphy, a German National) apartment. There, according to his confession, he killed her by smashing in her head with a hammer. He also admitted that he killed Tim and James, Jr., the two children. He was convicted of three specifications of premeditated murder, and single specifications of larceny, bigamy, and false swearing. He was sentenced to death by a general court-martial in 1988.
-Ronald Gray, a former Army specialist at Fort Bragg, N.C., was charged with abducting, raping, sodomizing, and murdering Private Laura Lee Vickery-Clay, age 18. He was also charged with attempting to rape and murder Private Mary Ann Lang Nameth, age 20, and with the rape and murder of a civilian, Kimberly Ann Ruggles, age 23. Gray was convicted by general court-martial of 14 charges, including the premeditated murders, the attempted murder, and the three rapes. On April 22, 1988, he was sentenced to death.
-Dwight Loving, a former Army private first class at Fort Hood, Texas, was convicted of two counts of premeditated murder, two counts of robbery and other felonies. Loving was charged with murdering two taxicab drivers. One of the taxi drivers was Private Christopher Fay, an active duty Army solider stationed at Fort Hood. The other victim was retired Army Sergeant Bobby Sharbino. Loving gave an undisputed videotaped confession, and was subsequently sentenced to death in April 1989.
-Hasan Akbar, a former Army Sergeant, was convicted of two counts of premeditated murder and three counts of attempted premeditated murder of 16 U.S. soldiers. Akbar was charged in a hand grenade and shooting attack that killed Army Captain Christopher Seifert and Air Force Major Gregory Stone, while wounding 14 other soldiers on March 23, 2003. The attack took place at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait, during the invasion of Iraq. Akbar was court-martialed at Ft. Bragg, N.C., and subsequently sentenced to death on April 21, 2005. The commander of the 18th Airborne Corps affirmed the death sentence; an appeal to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals is pending.
-Andrew Witt, a former Air Force senior airman from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., was convicted of two counts of premeditated murder and one count of attempted premeditated murder. Witt stabbed Senior Airman Andy Schliepsiek and his wife to death at Robins Air Force Base (GA). He also seriously injured Staff Sergeant Jason King. He has been on death row since October 2005.
Note: Names in brackets awaiting re-trial, re-sentencing, or where court ordered reversal is not yet final.
Hold him in a West Ft. Hood tunnel.
Or the bottom of Belton Lake.
Yep, coyotes gotta eat too!
But I’m sure there’s a commercial hog farm close by....
...much more fitting IMHO.
A quick firing squad will fix the problem.
Never waste a good...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.