Military judge to hear arguments in Fort Hood shooting case

Hartford Courant - Military law does not allow pleading guilty in such cases of capital murder, said Richard Rosen, a law professor at Texas Tech University and a retired Army Colonel.

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A military judge will begin hearing arguments on Wednesday on whether to remove the possibility of the death penalty against Major Nidal Hasan when he is put on trial for the 2009 killing of 13 people on the Fort Hood, Texas, Army base.

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Military law does not allow pleading guilty in such cases of capital murder, said Richard Rosen, a law professor at Texas Tech University and a retired Army Colonel.

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