Cost of Jailing Fort Hood Shooter: About $548K So Far

Taxpayers have spent more than half a million dollars on keeping the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage behind bars, according to documents obtained by NBC 5 DFW. Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is charged with killing 13 people and injuring dozens of others, is being held in the Bell County Jail in Central Texas. Most of that cost -- about $472,000 -- is for security and nearly $76,000 is for housing and meals. The U.S. Department of Defense pays for all that while still paying Hasan's salary.

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