Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Judge Bars Most Motive Evidence In Fort Hood rial

(Photo by Bell County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The judge overseeing the Fort Hood shooting trial has blocked prosecutors from using several witnesses and most evidence they’d sought to explain the motive behind the 2009 attack.

Col. Tara Osborn made the ruling Monday during the military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan. He’s accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others at the Texas military base.

Osborn told prosecutors they couldn’t reference Hasan Akbar, a Muslim soldier sentenced to death for attacking fellow soldiers in Kuwait during the 2003 Iraq invasion. Prosecutors wanted to suggest a copycat attack.

Prosecutors also can’t cite Hasan’s interest years ago in conscientious objector status and his past academic presentations. Osborn says it’s too old.

Osborn is allowing evidence about Internet searches on Hasan’s computer around the time of the attack.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Best of NewsTalk 1290

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalk1290.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for NewsTalk VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive NewsTalk VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.