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