The former Fort Hood police officer who shot and paralyzed Maj. Nidal Hasan, ending the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting massacre, won’t be able to testify during Hasan’s court-martial because of a medical condition that apparently has left him unable to speak clearly.
Fort Hood officials would give no details on Mark Todd’s condition, but prosecutors want to introduce his testimony from a 2010 evidentiary hearing in place of live testimony. Military judge Col. Tara Osborn ordered prosecutors to present evidence of Todd’s incapacitation at a Friday pre-trial hearing. Opening statements are scheduled to begin on Tuesday.
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