Accused Ft. Hood Gunman Hasan Back In Court This Week

FORT HOOD (AP) — An Army psychiatrist charged in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation is to return to court this week for a pretrial hearing.

A military judge might rule Wednesday on whether Maj. Nidal Hasan’s defense team gets two experts that would require government funding. Last month Hasan’s attorneys requested a jury consultant and another expert to analyze the extensive pretrial publicity in the wake of the November 2009 rampage on the Texas Army post.

Fort Hood officials say the judge Wednesday also will hear new defense motions about death penalty issues.

Hasan faces death or life in prison if convicted of the shootings. His trial is set to begin in March, and he’s charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.)


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  • Ralph

    Why is the Govt.dragging their Feet on this Case? Its not like there were no witnesses!

  • Karen Blanton

    Why should we even be waisting tax $$$$$$$ on this Idiot he did it we know he did he knows he did case closed fry him he isnt worth the air the rest of us have to breathe now his crack pot Lawyer wants to say he is crazy Well crazy people cant plot a Murder like he did……Take him out like he did so many others do the world a favor

  • NiteNurse

    What’s a better punishment then to be confined to a wheelchair, in a jail, and at the mercy of the military healthcare system? Death would be too easy for him. Believe me this former shrink was hoping for a posh north Dallas doctors office treating rich crazy people when the military told him they weren’t going to let him out early. He’s is hell now.

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