Hasan's attorney asks for another delay in court-martial
Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is charged in shootings that killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas has been moved to a jail in Bell County, Texas, a deputy said Friday, April 9, 2010. Courtesy Bell Co. Sheriff's Office
April 4th, 2012
05:09 PM ET

Hasan's attorney asks for another delay in court-martial

By Larry Shaughnessy

A judge will consider another delay in the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the military psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.

During a pretrial motion hearing at the base Wednesday the judge, Col. Gregory Gross, said the defense request for the delay will be discussed at a hearing next week, along with a motion regarding three potential defense witnesses.

Gross also ruled on other motions, including denying one to set aside the death penalty as a possible punishment in the case and denying a defense motion to interview the commanding officer who ordered the court-martial.

Hasan's court-martial was originally set to start on March 5, but that was pushed back to June 12 at the request of Hasan's attorney. The new motion asks the judge to start the court-martial in October.

The massacre at Fort Hood occurred November 5, 2009. The military has charged Hasan with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

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  1. I'll say

    That's the truth. Using modern reloading you can get that cost down to about ten cents for hand guns, and 17 cents for most standard rifle bullets.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
  2. Skorpio

    DEVOUT or RADICAL Muslims are the most violent, intolerant, aggressive, irrational and discriminatory people. A "good" Muslim is a "NON-PRACTICING MUSLIM" which are the majority, the moment these guys start imitating the extremely immoral and merciless conduct of the prophet Mohammed and his violent behavior, lack of universal ethical and moral standards, any good Muslim is transformed into an irrational beast capable of committing the worse atrocities without experiencing any remorse or guilt.

    April 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Reply
  3. Forty NIner Fan

    It seems like he's not being CM'd for the crimes he committed. Rather, this appears to be a movement to justify the mission to neutralize the Major being detained.
    If the CM has that justification perhaps that vindicates those who gave their life arresting the Major.

    Looking at what CNN has published and said over the years, an interaction the Major had at some point remains to be exposed.

    The exact nature of the interaction remains an enigma, and there are many, I believe, who desire justice in this case. His victims and their families are going to stand at the forefront of the continued calls for justice and closure for their losses and sacrifices.

    My own analysis of the interaction in question is very skeletal and may only represent a blinders-on representation of a single isolated interaction he may have had.

    Person A contacted Person B.
    Person C, pretending to be Person D, contacted Person A.
    Person A contacts Person E.
    Person E contacts Person D.
    Person E contacts Person A.
    Persons A and E travel to interview Person D.

    April 6, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply
    • Silver And Black

      Wow, that's intriguing... I wonder why did C pretend to be D? Did contact with B trigger the interaction? What is the nature then of B that could trigger it? Which actors are US Persons? Person A seems to have been trying to get to the bottom of something. Perhaps the Major was person C... What message did A receive that triggered his reaction to investigate C? Would that message jive with what CNN has reported as being messages originating from the Major? If non-US-persons were involved, which nations were also involved?
      Furthermore, what other interactions did the Major have which would have triggered similar investigations?

      April 6, 2012 at 10:38 am | Reply
      • Ravenswood Indica

        iIran and Vietnam were involved somehow, as well as US Persons.

        April 6, 2012 at 10:49 am |
      • Kingston Parry

        II also realize now that knowing C pretended to be D would have been the result of A and E interviewing D.
        Person A must have seen the "interaction" as a red flag, triggering his response (going to person E).
        Taking a look at the Major's message as exposed early on by CNN, it's obvious how it ties in to extremism, and must have triggered a very bright red flag in person A's mind. Also, in the light that the Major was a psychologist, it seems clear that he was able to incite a defensive posture in person A that triggered the response. Perhaps A felt a violation of some sort, a fundamental constitutional violation...

        April 6, 2012 at 10:57 am |
      • Kingston Parry

        IIf non-US persons were involved, I think persons B and D stand out as likely candidates, given the security posture between the US and those nations. Was there anything about B and D that would have caught the ire of the Major, besides the fact that they may have been non-US-persons?

        April 6, 2012 at 11:02 am |
      • Harry Rowling

        B was a refugee, D was some sort of relative, neither of which should have triggered C to intercept A, hence A's sense of being violated and pushing back. Wow, imagine A not knowing who he was pushing back against. I shudder to think of what it was like. What a tragic loss this case is, truly and deeply tragic. We all raised our right hand and swore to defend the US constitution. I think of his victims as true American heroes, especially hearing about the other types of involvement the Major is alleged to have had in USCENTCOM's theaters of operations as reported by CNN. I hope the Major is exposed as a man who swore to defend the US Constitution, but instead used the power and authority granted to him personally by Congress to weaken and attack it, and create chaos and instability in an already hurting part of the world.

        He is an obvious TRAITOR.

        End of Statement.

        April 6, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  4. steve

    @skorpio – you are 100% right, this what I said islam is a collection of very stupid and arrogant people, and it is easy to be manupilated by the imam in a mosque. we need to start cleaning the kaba 1st. and probably convert it into a synagouge.

    April 6, 2012 at 3:57 am | Reply
  5. Kenneth

    I don't know why they are getting all of these delay's. He did not afford any of the people that he murdered where given delay's. Just start the trial and get it over with. It has gone on to long. What happened to justice for the one's killed.

    April 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  6. Skorpio

    Islam is the root of the problem and Muslim clerics the main instigators of the killings and terrorism around the world. Unless Muslims convert to any other religion except Islam, the violence, hatred, terrorism, discrimination, injustice, vengeance and resentment will persist.

    April 5, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • i am sam

      Shut up that stupid Muslim bashing...u act like they are savages...

      They invented the number 0.

      They were the first to circumnavigate Africa.

      Your the dumb one.

      April 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
      • steve

        and they have invented the sucide bomber, and 1.5 billion of these bigots created just 4 noble prize winners, and 10 million jews created 168 noble prize winners. And they have highlighted the work of a child abuser, and calls him allah

        April 6, 2012 at 3:49 am |
      • steve

        number zero was created by Arya Bhatta, not but an idiot muslim, get your facts correct, do not beleive your stupid mullah at your local mosque. Islam is junk and a collection of all ignorant people

        April 6, 2012 at 3:51 am |
      • fio deus

        O gay Steve...

        Muslims were civilized, when your kind were still fukking ur mothers and beating each other with sticks.

        China invented suicide bombs...read a book retard

        April 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
      • Hard truth

        Once again you're incorrect. The number 0, in all text of learning is attributed to India. While the idea of the value 0 is attributed to Mesopotamian mathematicians around 200 BC, about 800 years before the founding of what could be called the first Muslims. Maybe you should try reading and learning for yourself, instead of listening to your religious teachers.

        April 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  7. T.J.

    He is guilty. There were many people that will testify to that. Take him out back and put a $1.49 bullet in his head.

    April 5, 2012 at 2:22 am | Reply
    • RayLewis

      You're paying way too much for ammo.

      April 5, 2012 at 9:20 am | Reply
  8. Feltch

    I hope this guy walks. I'm glad his image upsets people. People suck. Fuck you all.

    April 5, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply
  9. edy

    Why don't they just get rid of him,when he killed those innocent people he dont CARE.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Reply
  10. JUSTICE NOW

    why should we see this terrorist when there is so many honourable others missing from amongst us because of this bastard. we do not need to see this bastards face ever .

    April 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  11. i am sam

    Dude was prolly used by Israel to encite anti Muslim violence.

    Down with Israel Hahaha

    April 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • steve

      you are an A-hole of the 1st order, stop bashing Israel, start learning islamic history, and you would see the real islamic culture and their wisdom.

      April 6, 2012 at 3:53 am | Reply
  12. JudgeJudy

    Motion denied. Get your heinie in court, counsel for the accused, NOW! There's a zilion eye witnesses, overwhelming forensics, there's no way you're getting out of it. I only wish the security cop would've smoked your noggin off like a soldier would have instead of these sissy "wounding shots." I hope your paraplegic condition makes you incontinent and unable to enjoy masturbation.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Reply

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