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Lawyers: Fort Hood gunman’s victims might not get any money

An attorney for the Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009 has said that almost all of the gunman’s salary has been donated to charity, making it likely that his victims would receive very little or no compensation for their trauma.

Nidal Hasan collected nearly $300,000 in his military salary while awaiting trial. His civil attorney, John Galligan, wouldn’t disclose any information about the charities or proof that donations had been made. An Army spokesman told the Associated Press the military can’t get back the money because Hasan, like any other service member charged with a crime, continued to receive his military salary until he was convicted last month.

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