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Lawmakers move to stop Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Hasan’s pay
Current law lets the military suspend pay of civilian workers, but not those who are on official active service, ABC said.
Reps. Frank Wolf, Tim Griffin and Tom Rooney have brought forth a measure that could change that, the “Stop Pay for Violent Offenders Act,” giving authority for military heads to suspend pay for military members charged in sex-related offenses or in capital crimes.
Maj. Hasan’s trial, following months of delays, is finally set for Aug. 6.
He’s charged with several counts of both premeditated and attempted murder, and is acting as his own attorney. Just recently, he admitted he did the shootings, but said he was trying to defend the Taliban.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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