From the Lubbock Online: A hearing to consider pre-trial motions in the murder case against an Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been delayed after defendant Maj. Nidal Hasan showed up in court wearing a beard.
The trial judge, Col. Gregory Gross, said Hasan’s appearance at the
hearing Friday violated Army regulations and is considered a disruption
to the proceedings.
Gross says the hearing will be delayed until the near future when
Hasan either complies with military grooming standards or watches the
hearing from outside the courtroom on a video feed. Hasan’s lawyers say
they’ll seek an exception to the grooming rule on religious grounds.
Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted of 13 counts of
premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in
the November 2009 attack.
My guess is that the Muslim murderer/terrorist did not grow the beard overnight, so the court, the prosecutor or the guards knew the Muslim murderer/terrorist was growing a beard. This is just a delaying tactic by the defense and the Army court is buying it.
This case should have been over by now. The terrorist attack was 2 1/2 years ago and they are still discussing pre-trial motions?
I don't know why, but I think the U.S. government seems to be stalling. I realize the murderer was injured but he has been in court for about 2 years now. It's time to try the Muslim murderer/terrorist.