The U.S. Army has named a new judge for the upcoming court-martial of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan.

 An Army spokesman confirmed Tuesday night that Col. Tara Osborn has been named to the case. Osborn is the current chief circuit judge of the Army’s Second Judicial District.

 The appointment comes just one day after the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ousted Fort Hood judge Col. Gregory Gross from the case and vacated his order to have Hasan forcibly shaved.

 The move could signal that proceedings in the case may begin moving forward. However, an Army spokesman was unable to provide any time line as to when Osborn may arrive on post and when hearing may begin.

 Look for the full story in tomorrow’s edition of the Killeen Daily Herald.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553

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