Hasan trial: Day 11, 89 witnesses later

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 3:22pm

After 11 days of testimony from 89 witnesses, the government has rested its case in the case of U.S. vs. Nidal M. Hasan.

Judge Tara Osborn began the day reviewing the witness lsit form the defense.

Hasan stated that he did not wish to have Dr. Lewis Rambo, testify on his behalf.

Osborn ordered the government to ensure Rambo was present for a face-to-face conversation and in the event Hasan changed his mind.

The government's final five witnesses began with testimony from photographer, Steven Bennett, who had photographed an individual he testifed was Hasan.

Those photographs were shown to the panel corroborating prior testimony of individuals in the area at the time of the shooting.

Additional testimony from a bystander was given about the shootout between the police officers and the shooter.

The government read a stipulation of expected testimony for Fort Hood Police Officer Mark A. Todd, Sr. which outlined his version of the shootout between himself and the accused.

No objection was offered by Hasan.

Two additional witnesses testified to Hasan's relunctance to deploy.

According to witnesses, the accused had requested a follow-on fellowship in effort to delay his deployment by two years.

Finally, minor changes were made to the charge sheets, changing the ranks of the two victims listed.

Once again, no objection was made by Hasan.

Court will be back in session on Wednesday, August 21, at 9:00 a.m.


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