The judge in the case of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan has denied defense requests for a change of venue and a new jury pool.
"The presumption of prejudice only exists in extreme circumstances, and this is not one of them," Col. Tara Osborn, the judge in the case, said during a hearing at Fort Hood today.
Hasan’s defense team questioned the pre-selected jury pool, made up of officers not stationed at Fort Hood and who are equal or higher than rank to Hasan. His lawyers also requested the court-martial take place at a location other than Fort Hood.
Furthermore, the judge said media coverage has largely been local, and is not affecting nationwide pool of jurors.
Read full story in Thursday's Killeen Daily Herald.