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Jury Deliberations in Ft. Hood Murder Trial set to Begin: Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, the man accused of murdering 13 people on a Texas Army base in 2009, will only send one piece of evidence into the jury room when deliberations begin later today; an evaluation from a former boss describing him as a good soldier.  The Associated Press reports that Hasan, who is acting as his own attorney in his defense, rested his side of the case yesterday without calling upon any witnesses or testifying in his own defense.  In order for Hasan to be sentenced to death, the jury must unanimously agree upon a guilty verdict and death penalty decision.  

Murder Charges Dropped Against Elderly Woman: The murder charges against an elderly New Jersey woman were dropped after multiple doctors and experts determined she was not fit to stand trial due to her dementia.  Laura Ly of CNN reports that 78-year-old Fredricka Rosa was charged with first-degree murder after allegedly shooting her husband in July of last year.  An additional charge of unlawful possession of a weapon was also dismissed. 

Florida man Found Guilty of Brutal Murder: A Florida man faces a possible death sentence after being convicted on Tuesday in a vicious murder of a 15-year-old boy.  Barbara Liston of Reuters reports that 21-year-old Michael was convicted of first-degree murder along with four co-defendants after being found guilty of shooting and dismembering their victim after luring him to home via text message.  The four co-defendants previously accepted plea deals and were given life sentences for their roles in the murder.  

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