Fort Hood Shooter Still on Payroll-Truth!

Fort Hood Shooter Still on Payroll-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

Forwarded emails have gone viral on the World Wide Web about the alleged Fort Hood terrorist Major Nidal Hasan.   They claim that he is still on the U.S. Army Payroll and has received $278,000 since the November 5, 2009 shooting.

The Truth:

This is true according to a May 22, 2013 article by NBC News 5 serving Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. 

The article said, “The Department of Defense (DOD) confirms to NBC 5 Investigates that accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has now been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 32 injured.”   The DOD spokesperson said that the Military Code of Justice prevented  Hasan’s salary from being suspended unless he is proven guilty.

Hassan was found guilty on August 23, 2012, stripped of his rank and sentenced to death.   He is at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas incarcerated at the United States Disciplinary Barracks where  the sentence will eventually be carried out.

Posted 05/25/13    Updated 11/08/13