FORT HOOD — Maj. Nidal Hasan said Monday that he will pursue a “defense of others” argument in a tactic that will likely frame the Nov. 5, 2009, mass shooting on post as an act to prevent violence against Muslims.
The accused Fort Hood shooter told the military judge shortly after being granted a request to represent himself he had a new defense strategy. He placed himself in “uncharted territory” by defending himself in a rare death penalty court-martial, Hasan said.
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