June 8th, 2012
03:55 AM ET

Judge mulls issue of expert neurologist for accused Fort Hood shooter

(CNN) - A military judge will consider Friday whether the government should pay for an expert neurologist for Maj. Nidal Hasan, the military psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood.

The request is one of several motions the judge, Col. Gregory Gross, will take up during the pre-trial hearing scheduled to begin mid-morning, military officials at the base said.

Hasan faces a possible death penalty when he goes on trial on August 20. The military has charged Hasan with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in connection with the November 5, 2009, shootings.

Hasan's court-martial, initially slated to begin in March, has been twice delayed at the request of the defense, which has said it needs more time to review the evidence in the case.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    NOT JIF at 7:52!
    @ my troll:
    Excellent! It's flattering that you understand my mentality well enough to post my precise POV regarding the neurologist.
    If you get better at imitating me, perhaps I'll pay you to write my posts for me.

    June 8, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    The man should be prosecuted to the fullest for killing his fellow servicemen. But I agree with @JI-F's troll on the court " crossing its T's and Dot's".
    Good morning @JI-F

    June 8, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ saywhat:
      Good morning. I'm leaving for work soon.

      June 8, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hope

    Hang him High!

    (Al Q sympathizer who couldn't bear the thought of fighting against his brothers... does that qualify as being insane? There was a method to his madness.

    June 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |