Delay considered for Fort Hood shooting hearing

Associated Press
An unidentified man is checked by military personnel behind a security fence at the U.S. Magistrate court where an Article 32 hearing for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is scheduled to be held, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, in Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan, 40, is charged with premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder in a Nov. 5 attack , which killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in a processing center where soldiers were making final preparations to deploy. The Article 32 hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to put the Army psychiatrist on trial. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Attorneys for the man accused in last year's deadly Fort Hood shootings are seeking a delay in a hearing that will determine if he should go to trial.

The scheduled start of an Article 32 hearing for Maj. Nidal Hasan was halted almost as soon as it began Tuesday when Hasan's attorneys sought a delay until Nov. 8. That would mean the hearing would not take place until after the anniversary of the shootings.

Col. James L. Pohl, investigating officer at the hearing for the 40-year-old Hasan, was to consider a motion Wednesday to put off the hearing.

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in worst mass shooting at an American military base.

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