The case against the accused Fort Hood shooter will go into uncharted territory today with Maj. Nidal Hasan’s pending request to represent himself in his upcoming death penalty court-martial.

Since President Ronald Reagan reinstated the death penalty in the military in 1984, no service member has stood trial without the assistance of a professional attorney.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553

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