Nov. 5, 2009 — A man many have identified as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan enters the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood and opens fire. For several minutes pandemonium exists in the complex where hundreds of soldiers were undertaking routine tests to prepare for deployment. In the aftermath, 12 soldiers and one civilian are killed, 32 are injured. Hasan is shot multiple times during a gunfight with Fort Hood police officers.
Oct. 13, 2010 — Hasan’s Article 32 hearing begins. Over the course of two weeks, dozens testify in the hearing that is similar to a grand jury. The presiding officer recommends the death penalty be authorized as a punishment months after the investigation ends.
July 6, 2011 — Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. refers Hasan’s case to a general court-martial with death authorized as a punishment.
July 20, 2011 — Hasan is arraigned. During the hearing, his defense team announces he has fired civilian defense attorney John Galligan.
Aug. 20, 2012 — The day Hasan’s trial was expected to begin after numerous delays. Several days before, it is delayed again due to an appeal brought on by the judge’s order to shave Hasan’s beard.
Dec. 3, 2012 — A military appeals court removes judge Col. Gregory Gross from the case, ruling that Gross showed bias when he ordered the beard Hasan said he grew for religious purposes forcibly shaved. The Army appoints Fort Bragg judge Col. Tara Osborn to the case the next day.
May 17, 2013 — Two weeks before his court-martial is set to begin, Hasan informs the judge and counsel he wishes to represent himself.
May 29, 2013 — Hasan reaffirms his request to represent himself.
June 3, 2013 — Judge allows Hasan to represent himself, orders defense team to assist as needed.
June 4, 2013 — Hasan tells court he was defending Taliban during the shooting on post.
June 15, 2013 — Judge denies Hasan’s “defense of others” strategy.
June 18, 2013 — Judge denies Hasan’s request for three-month delay to prepare his defense, orders jury selection to begin July 9, with testimony tentatively set to start Aug. 6.
June 27, 2013 — Hasan offers few objections to testimony and evidence prosecutors plan to present.
July 2, 2013 — Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark confirms he’s speaking with Hasan about representing him at trial.
July 6, 2013 — Clark meets with Hasan face-to-face at the Bell County Jail. Outcome of the meeting is unknown; jury selection still set to begin Tuesday.
— Compiled by Philip Jankowski