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Judge allows Hasan to represent himself at trial

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On Monday a military judge ruled that accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan can represent himself during his own court martial. The decision had been put off for a few days pending a physical exam.

Judge Colonel Tara Osborn said according to a report Major Nidal Hasan was mentally fit to run his own defense but she had questions about his physical ability.

Col. Osborn requested Hasan's physician appear in court Monday to explain his current condition. 

Panel selection or the military's version of a jury is supposed to start Wednesday. The members will be drawn from officers who are stationed across the country and according to military law experts they will all be senior to Hasan. This process is slated to last a couple of weeks. A trial date is set for July 1st. It's not clear if the judge's decision Monday will change any of the dates.

 

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