Military judge deciding whether to delay Ft. Hood trial
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FORT HOOD, Texas -- A military judge is considering whether to delay the trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage.
Maj. Nidal Hasan's court-martial is scheduled to start Monday with jury selection. However Hasan's attorneys say they need more time to look through 26 boxes of documents, including some of his medical records and jail logs.
The judge, Col. Gregory Gross, is to decide at a pretrial hearing Tuesday whether to delay the trial. He previously delayed it from March to June and then to August. Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 attack at the Texas Army post.
He faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted