Confirmed: 13 Murder Charges Filed Against Hasan For Fort Hood Shootings

A statement just released at Fort Hood, Texas:

Charges were filed today against Maj. Nidal M. Hasan for the Nov. 5 shooting incident at Fort Hood.

The charges filed against Hasan include 13 specifications of premeditated murder, in violation of Article 118, Uniform Code of Military Justice.

These charges are allegations and the accused is considered innocent until and unless proven guilty.

We'll report more as the story develops. There's a news conference underway right now at the post.

There's much more about the Fort Hood story here.

Update at 1:10 p.m. ET: Chris Grey, a civilian spokesman for the Army's criminal investigation division, just told reporters at Fort Hood that "we still believe there was only one gunman at the scene" and that Hasan had no "scheduled appointments or command-directed activity" that required him to be at the scene — which would appear to be a way of saying he had no good reason to be there.

Grey also just said that Hasan was shot "by two officers," one male and one female, who "arrived at the scene and both engaged the armed suspect."

Update at 1:45 p.m. ET. Here is the complete audio of Grey's statement:



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