It's day five for the trial of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan.
Several interesting things could come up today. First of all, Hasan's "standby counsel" are preparing an emergency writ to halt the trial. Former lead defense attorney Lt. Col Kris R. Poppe has said he believes Hasan is working "in concert with" prosecutors to secure a death sentence. Now Hasan's beleaguered legal team wants to either be further distanced from the case or take over Hasan's defense entirely. I checked with the Army Court of Criminal Appeals this morning. According to the clerk, they have not received any filings as of about 8:30 a.m. EST.
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