UPDATE: Time change for June 11 motions hearings in Major Hasan case
FORT HOOD, Texas - In the case of U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, Judge Col. Tara Osborn allowed Hasan until close of business June 10 to provide a justification to support his proposed defense of "defense of others." Hasan has previously requested a three-month continuance of the court-martial in order to prepare such a defense.
Pending the ruling on this motion for a continuance, the panel members were directed to return to their home duty stations.
Furthermore, Osborn denied Lt. Col. Chris Martin's request to be relieved as stand-by counsel, citing Hasan's repeated indecision on his use and desire for counsel. Osborn cited the need for continuity given the complexity of the case.
Additionally, Hasan indicated that he currently has insufficient access to legal research material and the use of the Internet. He stated he was concerned that too many trees would be killed in the printing of research materials, and repeated his request for Internet access, which was denied by the judge.
The court will be in session once again at 9 a.m. June 11 to hear pre-trial motions presented in the case.
The accused, Hasan, is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.
On June 11, satellite trucks should report to the Fort Hood Clarke Road Gate on West Highway 190 at 6 a.m. Truck registration and credentialing ends at 7 a.m.
NOTE: Only those media outlets who have preregistered for the original 5 June Panel Secletion and subsequent trial will be granted access. Reporters and photographers should check in at THE PARKING LOT OF THE 440 PLAZA ON FORT HOOD STREET, KILLEEN, TEXAS, FROM 5:30-7 a.m. All media should be prepared to show a U.S. driver's license with photo and an accredited press badge with photo.
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Fort Hood, TX 76544