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Judge considering delaying Ft Hood suspect's trial

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FORT HOOD, Texas - A military judge is considering a four-month delay to the murder trial for the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage.

Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys on Thursday asked for a July trial. They say they still don't have all the evidence.

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. He faces the death penalty or life without parole if convicted in the November 2009 shootings at the Texas Army post.

But prosecutors say one defense expert was hired nearly two years ago and doesn't need more time to prepare. The trial is set for March.

The 41-year-old Hasan remains jailed. He's paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by police the day of the rampage.


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