Judge orders defense lawyers to stay with Fort Hoot shooter

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Judge orders defense lawyers to stay with Fort Hoot shooter

by Wochit 0:49 mins

The judge in the court-martial of a U.S. Army psychiatrist accused of a mass shooting at a U.S. Army base denied a request by his standby defense lawyers to reduce their role, ordering them to continue assisting Major Nidal Hasan, who is acting as his own lawyer. On the first day Major Nidal Hasan went on trial for his life, he claimed responsibility for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. He posed no questions to most witnesses. "It becomes clear his goal is to remove impediments or obstacles to the death penalty and is working toward a death penalty," his lead standby attorney, Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, told the judge

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