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Monday, 11 April 2011 20:22

Another Delay in Trial of Ft. Hood Shooter; Defense Attorney Blames Obama

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On March 30, 2011, Lt. General Robert Cone, commanding general at Ft. Hood, granted a request from the attorney for accused Ft. Hood murderer, Major Nidal Malik Hasan (pictured), to postpone the trial until late April. 

The request was made by chief defense counsel, John Galligan, and averred that the General Cone could not be impartial in deciding matters related to the Hasan case as he, Cone, was the commanding general at the time of the atrocity. Cone has been nominated to be a four-star general and to lead the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Virginia.

Cone ruled in favor of the defense’s motion and the matter will now be decided by incoming post commander, Major General David Campbell. Specifically, Campbell will now assume the responsibility for deciding whether Hasan should be courtmartialed and face the death penalty. 

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