At lunchtime on a recent afternoon, dozens of fresh-faced soldiers descended on the McDonald’s on Rancier Avenue, a boulevard of pawnshops, tattoo parlors and takeout restaurants just outside this massive Army post.
At that same moment, Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused in the deadliest shooting rampage ever at an American military installation, was leaving a Fort Hood courtroom after a pretrial hearing in a legal saga that has stretched on for more than three years.
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The Statesman has provided in-depth coverage of the Fort Hood shootings and the case against Maj. Nidal Hasan, including award-winning breaking news coverage on the day of the shootings. Investigative reporter Jeremy Schwartz has covered the judicial process since it began in 2010.