As Predicted . . . . Military judge approves next pre-trial hearing for Major Hasan case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: January 27, 2012 12:47:54 PM CST

Military judge approves next pre-trial hearing for Major Hasan case

FORT HOOD, Texas — At the request of prosecutors and defense counsel for Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, a half-day administrative hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 2 in the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center.

Both parties in the case of the United States vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan will go on the record in open court before Military Judge Col. Gregory Gross to litigate pending motions brought by defense.  The newest motions concern discovery and a continuance.  Other motions may also be filed by either side for litigation at this hearing, and the military judge may also put other matters on the record at the hearing.

The accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Media who plan to cover the hearing must register here.

On the date for the event, satellite trucks should report to the Fort Hood Clarke Road Gate on West Highway 190 at 6 a.m. Truck registration ends at 6:45 a.m. All others should check in to the Fort Hood visitor’s center from 8-9 a.m. for final registration. All media should be prepared to show a U.S. driver’s license with photo and an accredited press badge with photo.

For more information contact:

Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
Media Relations
(254) 287-9993
(254) 287-2054
fax: (254) 288-2750
Fort Hood, TX 76522
query@forthoodpresscenter.com

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