Fort Hood Suspect Wants to Represent Himself


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The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood attack wants to represent himself at his upcoming murder trial, which means he could question the nearly three dozen soldiers he’s accused of wounding in the shooting rampage.
Maj. Nidal Hasan’s request, announced Wednesday by Fort Hood officials, is to be considered at a pretrial hearing next week. The request prompted the military judge, Col. Tara Osborn, to delay jury selection to June 5, about a week after it was scheduled to start.

Fort Hood Suspect Wants to Represent Himself | Military.com
This terrorist has not been brought to trial yet and now this?


#2

One wonders what would have happened to a Christian soldier in the Iranian Army who committed the same crime…I know there’s no such thing…but we all know the answer to this vagary.


#3

This should only be allowed if he signs away his ability to appeal based on incompetent representation and acknowledging that his actions in court while representing himself will be held to the same standards as would a real lawyer’s actions - and if such a document would be legally binding!