Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused in Fort Hood’s Nov. 5, 2009, mass shooting, must undergo a medical exam before he learns whether a military judge will grant his request to represent himself at his upcoming court-martial.
During a brief pretrial hearing Wednesday, Hasan told military judge Col. Tara Osborn that he wished to dismiss his three Army lawyers and spearhead his own defense. Hasan potentially faces the death penalty on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.
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