Michael Fitzgerald Reese

Michael Fitzgerald Reese

BELTON — The trial of a 30-year-old former Fort Hood soldier accused of murdering of another soldier outside of a Killeen Denny’s restaurant in 2011 ended abruptly Tuesday afternoon when the accused opted to plead guilty.

Michael Fitzgerald Reese, a former member of the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was convicted of murder following his decision to halt his trial and confess to the shooting.

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Did not take long for this man to be discharged and have a reduction in rank. So why so long for Hasan? Does not make much sense to me. And more people have I.D. Hasan as shooter than this man


Because military law has processes that cannot be shortcut, and this would include preparing for a trial in which every single specification of every charge must be absolutely proven by the prosecution.

In this case, it took the state 2 years to bring this perpetrator to trial, even with all the witnesses.

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