Judge sets Fort Hood suspect trial for July 9
by Angela K. Brown, Associated Pres
June 18, 2013 04:45 PM | 494 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Jury selection will start July 9 in the murder trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.

The judge set the date after rejecting Maj. Nidal Hasan's request for a three-month trial delay.

Col. Tara Osborn, the judge, says testimony will start Aug. 6 at the earliest.

Jury selection might be put on hold briefly if a jury consultant hired for Hasan's defense has to work on another case for a week. Right now he's scheduled to be working on another trial in mid-July.

Hasan faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted in the attack that left 13 dead on the Texas Army post.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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