First Court Appearance For Fort Hood Shooting Suspect

The Army psychiatrist accused of gunning down 13 people at Fort Hood is to make his first military courtroom appearance Tuesday as his attorney seeks to delay the case.

But Maj. Nidal Hasan isn't expected to speak during the hearing.

Military prosecutors and defense attorneys instead plan to discuss case preparations.

Defense attorney John Galligan says he'll seek to delay Hasan's Article 32 hearing. That's similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding in which a judge hears witness testimony to determine whether the case should go to trial.

Authorities have said it could be held as early as July 1.

Galligan says the hearing shouldn't go on before Oct. 1 because he still needs key case documents.

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  • by LW Location: Greenville on Jun 1, 2010 at 07:55 AM
    He.s a TERRIOST. I can, t stand these news pApers, tv news and all companys that will not print he truth . He, s a freaking terriost who killed others Americans.I hope they feed him pig everyday of his bottom feeding life.
  • by William on Jun 1, 2010 at 05:52 AM
    What a waste of tax dollars. He needs to be gunned down like he did the victims (POS).
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jun 1, 2010 at 03:44 AM
    Why do we need a trial for this looney toon?? I guess it is "presumed innocent" unless you GUN DOWN 14 people with LOTS OF WITNESSES. Wow how many witnesses does it take to go straight to jail, do not pass "GO" and do not collect 200 dollars.

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