A decision on a three-month continuance in the Fort Hood shooting case was delayed until next week and potential jurors were ordered to return home Wednesday as a rift emerged between the accused gunman, Maj. Nidal Hasan, and his standby military attorneys.
Military judge Col. Tara Osborn was scheduled to rule Wednesday on Hasan’s delay request, as well as whether he will be permitted to argue that his shooting was justified because he was defending Afghanistan’s Taliban leadership from unlawful violence. But she gave Hasan additional time to submit motions after both Hasan and prosecutors filed briefs past her deadline and discovered that the Army psychiatrist lacked access to certain research materials. She set the next hearing for Tuesday.
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