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Hasan attorney says "He can't get a fair trial"

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 12:53am

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Fort Hood shooting suspect's attorney wants to close a key hearing over concerns that his client can't get a fair trial on the sprawling Texas Army post.

The issue is to be addressed Thursday at a hearing at Fort Hood.  Defense attorney John Galligan said Wednesday that Major Nidal Hasan can't get a fair trial if the media and others are allowed to attend next month's Article 32 hearing.  The hearing is similar to a grand jury proceeding.  A military officer will determine if there's enough evidence for a trial.

Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 5th shooting. 

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