Judge sets next pre-trial hearing in Hasan court marital for May 9

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 10:13am

The next pretrial hearing in the court martial of Major Nidal M. Hasan is set to take place 10 a.m. May 9 at the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center at Fort Hood.

The trial judge, Colonel Tara Osborn, is expected to hear pretrial motions for a continuance until September 1st, on a defense request to appoint a media analysis expert, on a defense motion to set aside the capital referral, on the production of witnesses and other preliminary matters.

Osborn may also announce rulings from matters litigated at past hearings. Selection of a panel (the military's equivalent of a jury) remains set to begin May 29th and the trial is set to begin July 1st.

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