Maj. Nidal Hasan has been Officially Charged with 13 Counts of Murder in the Fort Hood Shooting

Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of opening fire on soldiers at Fort Hood last week, has been charged with premeditated murder in the deaths of 12 soldiers and a civilian and could face other charges, an Army official said Thursday.

Christopher Grey, a spokesman for the Army's Criminal Investigation Division and for the joint task force investigating the crime, said Hasan "has been charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice." He told a news conference that "additional charges may be preferred in the future."

The U.S. Army psychiatrist accused of opening fire on fellow soldiers at a medical processing center here last week faces charges of premeditated murder for the deaths of a dozen soldiers and one civilian. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan could also face additional military charges for the Nov. 5 attack, said Christopher Grey, a spokesman for the Army's Criminal Investigation Division.