|Major Nidal Malik Hasan, |
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Nearly four years later, as part of the trial, the survivors are expected to come face to face with Hasan during cross examination, as the accused shooter has opted to serve as his own lawyer in military court.
"We [victims and family members of the deceased] have long awaited this day to come, while still trying to cope and survive from not just the physical injuries that were received, but the gross mistreatment the government has inflicted upon us," Kimberly Munley, a police officer who responded to the shooting and engaged Hasan, told ABC News today. "I pray for everyone who will have to reopen the wounds they never healed from because of the government's negligent care and the continued delay of justice that is so long overdue." - ABC News
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Hasan will be brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair.Accused Fort Hood shooter releases excerpts from his Sanity Board hearing | Fox News
Hasan is a Muslim and has maintained he was justified in his actions b
ecause he was protecting the Taliban from U.S. aggression.
He has tried to plead guilty. The military tribunal, however, would not allow him because under military statute, if you can potentially be executed for a crime, you can't plead guilty.
Attorney John Galligan, who is handling civil matters for Hasan, confirmed the authenticity of the documents, and that they were specifically released to Fox News.Fort Hood shooting suspect will cross-examine survivors of attack | World news | theguardian.com
Fort Hood survivors to face gunman at trial
Hasan, a Muslim who argues he was protecting the Taliban from American aggression, was shot by a civilian police officer and is now in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the abdomen down.