Doctor: Fort Hood suspect didn’t want deployment

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A doctor who worked with the Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage says he told her that the Army would “pay” if he were ever deployed overseas.

Dr. Tonya Kozminksi was the last of nearly 90 witnesses who testified for prosecutors during the military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan. Hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others at the Texas military base in November 2009.

Kozminksi testified Tuesday that she worked with Hasan at a Fort Hood hospital about three weeks before the shooting.

Kozminksi says they exchanged polite small-talk but mostly discussed patient treatment. But she says the last thing he said to her, without prompting, was that if the Army ever tried to deploy him overseas, “They will pay.”

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