Defense attorneys in Fort Hood killings question witnesses for inconsistencies

Dalls Morning News - Such defense questioning amounts to opening moves in a complex legal chess match, said Texas Tech University Law School professor Richard Rosen, a former military judge advocate. 'They're trying to pin people down, find inconsistency, try to get some doubt.'

The gunman looked detached, "almost like he wasn't there." He might not have known one victim was pregnant. He never spoke after he began shooting fellow soldiers. He might not have been aiming at anyone in particular.

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Such defense questioning amounts to opening moves in a complex legal chess match, said Texas Tech University Law School professor Richard Rosen, a former military judge advocate. "They're trying to pin people down, find inconsistency, try to get some doubt."

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