An Army psychiatrist accused of opening fire and killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, will begin trial proceedings in three months, a military judge ruled.
Maj. Nidal Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in connection with a 2009 attack at the post’s processing center, where soldiers were preparing to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq.
The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, ordered Hasan’s court -martial to begin May 29 with jury selection and testimony to begin on July 1.
The start of Hasan’s court-martial has been repeatedly delayed since it was initially set to begin in March of 2012, most notably after an appeals court delayed the case over the question of whether the Army major’s beard could be forcibly shaved.
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