• July 28, 2014

Hasan Trial

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Fort Hood shooter's jail requests: Bible, cheese

DALLAS — The former Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood made several requests of the Texas jail where he was held before he stood trial, including one for a copy of the Bible and another for the name of the company that made the cheese in his sandwiches.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
KPD Community Forum Tonight
Posted: July 24, 2014

Instead of the usual morning roundup, I wanted to let eveyone know about that the Killeen Police Department is hosting a community forum tonight at its north Killeen precinct location.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Morning Roundup 7/22/2014
Posted: July 22, 2014

There was a lot of breaking news this morning and the roundup is a little late. but it's technically still "morning", as of this post.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Morning Roundupp 7/21/14
Posted: July 21, 2014

Hope your Monday morning is going well. Here's some of our top crime stories from over the weekend.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Morning Roundup 7/17/14
Posted: July 17, 2014

I have some fresh breaking news this morning for you all.

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Morning Roundup 7/16/14
Posted: July 16, 2014

There was some pretty important news that came out of the Killeen City Council last night. Here are the highlights from myself and Herald reporter Natalie Stewart.

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Judge

Friday 07/19/2013
Col. Tara Abbey Osborn

The U.S. Army assigned Col. Tara A. Osborn to Maj. Nidal Hasan's court-martial in December 2012 following the ouster of the previous judge by a military appeals court.

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Prosecution

Tuesday 08/07/2012
Col. Michael “Mike” Mulligan – Lead Prosecutor

Col. Michael “Mike” Mulligan is the lead prosecutor in the case against Hasan. Mulligan is the most experienced of all attorneys that have been appointed to the case. The University of Tulsa graduate has tried past death penalty courts-martial including the 2005 trial against Sgt. Hasan Akbar, who was sentenced to the death penalty for killing two soldiers at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait.

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Maj. Larry Downend – Prosecutor

Maj. Larry Downend is the third prosecutor for the government in the case against Hasan.

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Col. Steve Henricks – Prosecutor

Lt. Col. Steven Henricks is the second ranking officer in the government’s prosecution

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Defense

Friday 07/19/2013
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan - Defendant

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was born in Arlington, Vir., in 1970 to parents of Palestinian descent. He graduated from Virginia Tech University in 1992 with an engineering degree. In 1995 he began active duty service with the U.S. Army.

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Tuesday 08/07/2012
Lt. Col. Kris R. Poppe – Standby Counsel

Lt. Col Kris R. Poppe is the chief government-appointed attorney for Hasan. Poppe, 50, is a 1993 graduate of the Ohio Northern University – Pettit College of Law. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and has 29 years of military service in the U.S. Marines, Ohio National Guard and the Army. He previously worked in private practice in Wapakoneta, Ohio with his father.

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Lt. Col. Christopher E. Martin – Standby Counsel

Maj. Christopher E. Martin is a graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles School of Law. Martin has 12 years of military service, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is assigned to the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service.

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Maj. Joseph T. Marcee – Standby Counsel

Maj. Joseph T. Marcee is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law and has been licensed to practice in Texas since 2007. He is assigned to the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service.

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Shooting Victims

Tuesday 08/07/2012
Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka

Nemelka, the youngest of four children, enlisted in the Army in October 2008, and was carrying on a tradition of military service that ran deep in his family.

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Captain Russell Seager

Seager, of Mount Pleasant , Wisc., was a registered nurse assigned to the 467th Medical Detachment.

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Pfc. Michael Pearson

Pearson was also a newcomer to the Army, enlisting about a year before he died.

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer-2 Michael Cahill

Cahill was a civilian physician’s assistant who retired from the National Guard and worked at the Fort Hood Soldier Readiness Processing Center.

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Spc. Kham Xiong

Xiong came to America from Thailand as a small child and eventually relocated in Saint Paul, Minn. He was a husband and father who followed his brother into the military because his family had a strong history of service.

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Lt. Col. Juanita Warman

Warman was also assigned to the 1908th Medical Detachment, which was made of soldiers across the country. She resided in Havre De Grace, Md., with her husband, Philip, a lawyer.

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Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow

DeCrow, of Plymouth, Ind., joined the Army right after high school and married his high school sweetheart, Marikay. They had one daughter, 13-year-old Kylah.

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Captain John Gaffaney

Gaffaney, of Sierra Mesa, Calif., retired from the Army as a major, but longed to return to duty in the Army National Guard. He was assigned to the 1908th Medical Detachment, a combat stress control unit based out of Topeka, Kan.

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Spc. Frederick Greene

Greene was a Tennesse native who wanted to join the Army for a long time. He did so in 2008 with the support of his family.

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Spc. Jason Dean “J.D.” Hunt

Hunt was an infantryman who reenlisted in the middle of the Iraq desert on his 21st birthday. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

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Maj. Eduardo Caraveo

Caraveo came to the United States from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, as a teenager.

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Pvt. Francheska Velez

Velez was the daughter of a Colombian father and a Puerto Rican mother.

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Sgt. Amy Krueger

Krueger, a high school athlete from Kiel, Wisc., joined the Army after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. When her mother told her she couldn’t take on Osama bin Laden by herself, Amy replied: “Watch me.”

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