Tue April 3, 2012
Maj. Nidal Hasan Appears in Court Tomorrow
The Army psychiatrist accused in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shootings will be back in court this week.
Attorneys for Major Nidal Hasan will ask a judge to rule Wednesday on a request for the government to pay for a forensic pathologist to serve as an expert witness.
The judge may also rule on a defense request for notes from meetings between President Obama and high-ranking Defense Department officials after the November 2009 shootings.
Both parties in the case of the United States vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan will go on the record in open court before Military Judge Col. Gregory Gross to litigate pending motions brought by defense. The newest motions concern if defense should receive expert assistance at government expense for a forensic pathologist and remaining issues concerning the military's capital procedures. Other motions may also be filed by either side for litigation at this hearing, and the military judge may also put other matters on the record at the hearing.
Hasan is charged with 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. His trial is set to begin in June.