This is pretty creepy. All-star Dallas Morning News journalists Lee Hancock and Courtney Perry somehow finagled their way into the apartment of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the army psychiatrist who murdered more than a dozen people at Fort Hood last week.
They have a slideshow up that shows eerie photos: stark white walls, used coffee cups, towels slung over doorways. What's particularly strange is it doesn't look like what I'd imagine a home would look like if you thought you were never coming back home. There's clean laundry in the dryer, for example. There are also some other strange images, including a high-power paper-shredder, as well as the packaging for one of the gun lasers witnesses have reported seeing on his weapon.
The DMN article also notes this unusual twist:
"Hancock reports they saw several old bottles of prescription pills. One, from 2001, was for the HIV medication Combivir. Combivir (in combination with another anti-HIV drug) was a popular weapon against HIV in 2001. That's according to Dr. Brady Allen, a Dallas HIV specialist who just spoke to Dallas Morning News reporter Sue Goetinck Ambrose. Combivir sometimes was prescribed to health care workers immediately after they feared they'd been exposed to HIV via needle stick or blood splash."
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There's a debate going on in the DMN comments over whether this is a) useful, or b) an invasion of privacy. Whatever it is, it's going to garner a LOT of interest.
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