The Army soldier accused of opening fire on a Texas military post is expected to appear in court for the first time since an appeals court lifted its stay of the case.
Maj. Nidal Hasan has a court hearing this morning at Fort Hood.
Hasan is charged in the 2009 shooting rampage that killed 13 and wounded more than two dozen others.
His court-martial - once scheduled to begin this month - was delayed after a dispute over his beard, which violates Army regulations.
Col. Gregory Gross, the judge, had said he would order Hasan forcibly shaved if Hasan did not remove the beard himself. Hasan appealed, and a higher court briefly stayed the case but didn't address whether officials could forcibly shave him.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
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 email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.