Fort Hood Case Judge to Hear from Terrorism Expert

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A judge is to decide if a terrorism consultant will testify at the trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.

Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys object to the testimony of Evan Kohlmann, who's expected to be questioned at a pretrial hearing Wednesday.

Kohlmann says Hasan meets six factors that indicate someone is a homegrown terrorist. Defense attorneys say prosecutors don't need Kohlmann's testimony or 50-page report on Hasan's case to show a motive or premeditation.

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the shootings at the Central Texas Army post.

Hasan, an American-born Muslim, faces the death penalty if convicted. His trial is to start with jury selection May 29 and testimony July 1.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 199142691 - kbtx.com/a?a=199142691
Gray Television, Inc.