New photo released of accused Ft. Hood shooter
June 27th, 2012
10:54 AM ET

New photo released of accused Ft. Hood shooter

A newly released photo shows Maj. Nidal Hasan now with a beard. The photo was provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Office in Texas.

Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 others during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas in November 2009.

In the aftermath of the shootings, radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki told that he had communicated with Hasan for about a year before the soldier allegedly went on the rampage. Al-Awaki, a leading figure in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed in a U.S. drone strike that targeted him in Yemen in 2011.

A military judge last week postponed a hearing on whether the government should pay for an expert neurologist for Maj. Nidal Hasan, after Hasan appeared in court with a beard, violating military grooming standards, according to a Fort Hood news release.

Filed under: Anwar al-Awlaki • Army • Military • Nidal Hasan • Security Brief • Terrorism
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. larry5

    Why is Obama holding of the trial until after the election? Since when does a President step into this kind of affair?

    June 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • Fort Hood Vet

      President Obama is not the one who is delaying the trial. The delays have been requested by Hasan's lawyers. Where in this story is the President named or referred to. The President has absolutely nothing to do with this. If you have no idea how the military justice system works, please do the research before commenting.

      June 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  2. Tesa

    The comments made by my 'peers' on blogs frighten me almost as much as the actions of those I should fear.

    June 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Reply
  3. Talibob

    Towel Heads is what Towel Heads do.

    June 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  4. JodiM

    All he did to his fellow soldiers, their families, etc. and they are commenting on his 'violating military grooming standards'??? SERIOUSLY??? He violated human being standards!!

    June 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
  5. wonderwall

    Why do people do these things? He cannot feel too bad about it,he planned it out and carried it out. Proboably had it in his mind for months. What does he have now,life in solitary confinement or the injection/gas chamber firing squad. Which he should get.

    June 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  6. RetiredVet

    It's been 3 years since the Fort Hood shootings, so when does the US military plan to put this P.O.S. on trial?
    Since he is still in the military,make him shave the beard off, it didn't grow on him overnight, and he doesn't need a "expert neurologist" to see him, he planned what he did, his lawyers have had 3 years for trial preperation so lets put this trough military court martial, so that the victims and thier families get some vindication.

    June 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Reply
  7. Portland tony

    I thought this guy was being held by the military. So why are the local Sheriff's people releasing photos?

    June 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Reply
    • US Solider

      Fort Hood has the faciliaties to hold personnel for short periods, however most long term prisoners find themselves in the Bell County Lock-up.

      June 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
  8. AlexShch

    WOW! The hooks like a typical mujaheed! The orange suit fits him very well.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Reply

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