Fort Hood Suspect’s Arraignment Set For Next Week

FORT HOOD (AP) – The Army psychiatrist charged in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation will be arraigned in a military court next week.

It will be Maj. Nidal Hasan’s first court appearance since Fort Hood’s commander decided he would face the death penalty.

Defense attorney John Galligan declined to say whether Hasan will enter a plea when he’s arraigned Wednesday in a Fort Hood courtroom. Military law says suspects charged in death-penalty cases are not allowed to plead guilty.

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 rampage.

Galligan told The Associated Press Friday that the military judge also will set Hasan’s trial date, possibly as early as March.

Jurors will be brought in from Fort Sill, Okla.

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One Comment

  1. Tiffany says:

    Fort Hoot? Wow, I guess 3rd grade education gets you on with CBS. Where are the editors?

  2. Rick says:

    Fort Hoot?

  3. Frank says:

    Hoot Hoot, it’s Fort Hood dumb ass!

  4. Angry says:

    WOW! You need to find something else to do. Everyone makes mistakes. TV stations don’t have editors.They have to edit their own work! There isn’t a website in existance where I haven’t seen this happen at least once, Don’t pick on people for mistake unless your completely perfect yourself! Jerk!

    1. Tiffany says:

      That’s why you always double check yourself before turning something in, or in this case– publishing it to the public. DURRR

  5. Ana says:

    Must have been fixed. I don’t see the words “Fort Hoot” in the article. Anyway, I’m glad that the guy is going to get the death penalty.

  6. 3 Stooge Attorney says:

    I can’t wait to hear what rediculous krap the defense will present to get this guy off. This will show you how bad our judicial system needs to be fixed.

    1. RussP says:

      I’m laying odds on mental incapacitation bought on by the stress of a possible deployment to the middle east. It’s too bad one of the officers responding to his attack wasn’t a better shot.

  7. NiteNurse says:

    You know putting him to death would probably be what he wants right now more then ever. So I’m torn, allowing him to live the rest of his life in a military prison stuck to a wheelchair possibly dying of some horrible urinary tract or pressure ulcer infection or putting him to death. Military courts are more strick then regular courts they don’t really care if you were a little loopy when you committed several murders.

  8. NiteOwl says:

    As I recall reading it has been over a decade since someone found guilty in a military court who got the death penalty has been put to death.
    Russ is right in wishing someone was a better shot, yet then we wouldn’t know for sure what the motive was in order to prevent it from happening again.
    I also side with Nurse in never giving a perp what they want thus they really do suffer, yet due to the expense I’m also not willing to let them sit on their rear ends being a drain on society for the rest of their lives. If we ever get prisons that are self supportive via making the prisoners grow their own food and sale products they make to pay for electricity and guards, then yes let them rot in jail if and only if they will work.

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