Judge rules on pretrial motions in Ft. Hood trial

Judge rules on pretrial motions in Ft. Hood trial

Credit: AP

In this photo released by the Bell County Sheriffs Department, U.S. Major Nidal Hasan is shown after being moved from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio to Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas on Friday April 9, 2010. Hasan had been at the military hospital since shortly after a Nov. 5 shooting spree at Fort Hood which left him paralyzed. He is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriffs Department)

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on April 16, 2013 at 11:01 PM

FORT HOOD, Texas - A military judge ruled on a number of pretrial motions Tuesday in the trial of Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.

Judge Tara Osborn ruled on pretrial motions relating to admissibility of evidence, production of witnesses, and other preliminary trial matters, according to a press release from the Fort Hood Public Affairs office.

Osborn ruled to grant in part and deny in part the defense's request to limit testimony by radical extremism expert Evan Kohlmann. The government will be able to refer to Kohlmann for testimony regarding contextual analysis and definitions, but not for "profile" testimony, the press release stated.

Osborn set the next pre-trial hearing for May 9 at 10 a.m. Selection of a panel -- the military's equivalent of a jury -- remains set to begin May 29. 

The trial is set to begin July 1.

 

 

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