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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: May 6, 2013 8:51:48 PM CDT

Judge sets next pre-trial hearing in Hasan court marital for May 9

FORT HOOD, Texas -- The next pretrial hearing in the court martial of Maj. Nidal M. Hasan is set to take place 10 a.m. May 9 at the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center here. 

The trial judge, Col. Tara Osborn, is expected to hear pretrial motions for a continuance until Sept. 1, on a defense request to appoint a media analysis expert, on a defense motion to set aside the capital referral, on the production of witnesses and other preliminary matters.

Osborn may also announce rulings from matters litigated at past hearings. Selection of a panel (the military's equivalent of a jury) remains set to begin May 29 and the trial is set to begin July 1.

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 6:15 a.m. Truck registration ends at 6:45 a.m. All others should check into 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.

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

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 287-9993
(254) 287-0106
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544