Accused Fort Hood Shooter Heading Back To Court

FORT HOOD (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage will be back in a military court this week.

Maj. Nidal Hasan will attend a pretrial hearing Wednesday.

The judge may rule on a request from defense attorneys for a forensic pathologist, who would be paid by the government.

The judge also might rule on a defense motion to force prosecutors to provide notes from meetings with President Barack Obama, the defense secretary and other officials after the November 2009 shootings. But prosecutors say no Army officers involved in the case have been influenced by higher-ranking officials.

Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

His trial is to start in June at the Texas Army post.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


One Comment

  1. Piper 1 says:

    American justice; Don’t ya love it. 100 people see this guy kill all these people and he is the “accused”. It takes 12 people who didn’t see it to convict him. We need a smoking gun policy. This would be a perfect situation to use it. It will never happen as long as lawyers make the laws for the rest of the lawyers to get rich off of.

  2. TheNiteNurse says:

    The great lawyer John Adams (later our president) defended the British army soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. There were several people who witnessed the shootings (smoking gun principle) but several had their own take on the incident. Had they not had their day in court and trial by jury they would have been hung. They were found not guilty. This country is a NOT a muslim country. We are a democracy and this man like everyone here deserves a jury trial.

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