Fort Hood shooting
Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment storm the grounds of the Soldier Readiness Center on Nov. 5, 2009, following amass shooting.
Fort Hood shooting memorial
President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama pay respects during a memorial service Nov. 10, 2009,. honoring the 13 people killed Nov. 5, 2009, at Fort Hood.
- Fort Hood shooting timeline
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 which Hasan’s trial was expected to begin after numerous delays. Several days before the trail was set to begin, 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 5, 2013 — Court-martial scheduled to begin.
July 1, 2013 — Testimony expected to start.
— Compiled by Philip Jankowski
Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2013 4:30 am
Posted on Jun 2, 2013
With trial set to begin Wednesday for the man accused of killing 13 and wounding dozens at Fort Hood in 2009, many victims are preparing for the possibility that they may be confronted by their alleged attacker face to face.
Responding with varying degrees of anger, defiance and suspicion, several victims of the shooting who have been subpoenaed to testify are preparing.
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