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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 2, 2012 10:14:57 AM CDT

Military judge approves next pre-trial hearing for Major Hasan case

FORT HOOD, Texas -- At the request of prosecutors and defense counsel for Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, a half-day administrative hearing will begin at 10 a.m. April 4 in the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center.

Both parties in the case of the United States vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan will go on the record in open court before Military Judge Col. Gregory Gross to litigate pending motions brought by defense. The newest motions concern if defense should receive expert assistance at government expense for a forensic pathologist and remaining issues concerning the military's capital procedures. Other motions may also be filed by either side for litigation at this hearing, and the military judge may also put other matters on the record at the hearing.

The accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Media who plan to cover the hearing must register here.

On the date for the event, satellite trucks should report to the Fort Hood Clarke Road Gate on West Highway 190 at 6 a.m. Truck registration ends at 6:45 a.m. All others should check in to the Fort Hood visitor's center, from 8-9 a.m. for final registration. All media should be prepared to show a U.S. driver's license with photo and an accredited press badge with photo.

For more information contact:
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(254) 286-5139
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
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