January 27th, 2012
12:10 PM ET

Ft. Hood shooter wants trial delay

By Larry Shaughnessy

Lawyers for Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused in a 2009 mass shooting, will seek a delay of his court-martial, according to a Fort Hood spokesman.

Attorneys for Hasan, accused of killing 13 people at the military installation, will make the request next week, public affairs officer Chris Haug told CNN.

Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, Hasan's lead attorney, told CNN the reason he needs a delay in the start of the court-martial is "purely a matter of necessity of adequate time for pretrial preparation."

Hasan faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

In a press release issued Friday, Fort Hood said a hearing will be held next Thursday to litigate pending motions.

"The newest motions concern discovery and a continuance," the release said.

As of Friday, Hasan's court-martial is scheduled to begin March 5.

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  1. Diana

    Yup.I think it strange too. The imlitary is about things like war and killing people who need killing. Why they are all not armed, 24/7, is a mystery. Kinda makes the presence of firearms a bit of an oddity, if you ask me, and increases danger, by way of a distinct lack of familiarity in the rank-and-file.

    April 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Reply
  2. mick

    why waste time and money on this dog.fuck him off .

    March 16, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  3. Skorpio

    The US should ban the Koran in all military bases:
    1) Muslim clerics use the Koran as a weapon to incite and instigate the masses to create violence, chaos, hatred and attacks to Americans. 2) The same way Saudi Arabia confiscates and bans BIBLES because they are perceived as "subversives", the same thing the US should do to the Koran. 3) In comparison to Hitler's book "Mein kampf", the Koran is more violent, discriminatory and anti-Semitic. 4) The Koran promotes hatred, vengeance, violence, terrorism, resentment and discrimination. 5) The Koran is extremely offensive to
    "Non-Muslims", the Koran denigrates, humiliates, discriminates, attacks people of other faiths especially Jews.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply
  4. Skorpio

    Mr Hasan punishment should be forcing him to listen, read and watch anti-Muslim speakers, authors and preachers. He needs to analyze this evil religion dogmas, precepts and MO in order to feel guilt and remorse about his acts.

    February 27, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
  5. Raptor

    Our federal government is despicable. Take time to let your states despots know you consider them to be scum. This murdering islamist will get more fairness and a better deal than you can imagine.

    February 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  6. michael

    not a fan of the death penalty because we are not one to take someones life....but strap him up!!!!!!

    February 9, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
  7. VRage13

    We need to arrange an immediately meeting between this POS and the good GOD above. Lets see if he gets his 70 virgins.

    January 27, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Reply
    • Chickenhawks are Scum

      Your all-loving, all-merciful GAWD will forgive him.

      NOW, BRING OUT THE VIRGINS!!!!!!!

      January 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Reply
      • Iranacockuptheirass

        LOL....yes, bring them out......May 1000 untouched camels be de-virginized by the ball sucking cock lickin mouth you spew from. Monkey people love camel pussy......eeeewwwww!!!

        January 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  8. mipolitic

    i wonder does the lawyer get paid more the longer this goes on ? ? ?

    January 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Reply
    • John "Aids-Man" Holmes

      It's a military lawyer. Probably will be paid as per usual which is to say, shit.

      January 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Reply
  9. Dana

    Three years isn't enough time to Prepare? Arab will 5 more work for you?

    January 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Reply
  10. mipolitic

    NO ! THIS SCUM WANTS THE BRIDE IN THE SKY LETS MOVE ON QUICKLY SO HE CAN ENJOY THE HONEYMOON

    January 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
    • John "Aids-Man" Holmes

      Not gonna happen.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply

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