Fort Hood: Accused Post Gunman Wants To Fire Attorneys

FORT HOOD (May 22, 2013)—Accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan wants to fire his military attorneys and represent himself when he goes on trial for the deadly Nov. 5, 2009 shooting rampage at the post’s Soldier Readiness Center.

Military judge Col. Tara Osborn will consider the request during a pretrial hearing already scheduled for May 29.

On Wednesday, Osborn delayed the start of selection of a jury panel for Hasan’s court-martial from May 30 to June 5.

Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted in the attack that left 13 and dead and more than two-dozen injured.

In 2011, Hasan cut ties with lead attorney, John Galligan, a civilian who's a retired Army colonel.


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