Ft. Hood Suspect to Appear in Court

Defense team will seek delay
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2010 5:47 AM CDT
Ft. Hood Suspect to Appear in Court
Nidal Hasan was moved from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio to Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas. Hasan had been at the military hospital since shortly after a Nov. 5 shooting spree at Fort Hood which left him paralyzed.   (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriffs Department)

The man accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Nidal Hasan, will make his first court appearance today in a preliminary hearing. His lawyers will seek to delay an Article 32 hearing that will determine if his case should go to trial, reports the AP. The army has already delivered 2000 pages of documents to Hasan's legal team and there is more evidence—including emails between the suspect and a Yemeni-American cleric—on the way, notes CNN. Hasan, who was paralyzed during the spree, has yet to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
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