Attorneys Request Delay in Hasan Trial

Defense attorneys request to delay suspect's March murder trial

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    Fort Hood shooting suspect, Maj. Nidal Hasan, and defense attorneys have requested to delay his murder trial scheduled for March.

    Defense attorneys for the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage want to delay his March murder trial.

    A military judge set a hearing next week to consider Maj. Nidal Hasan's request to delay the trial.

    It's unclear why defense attorneys want more time or if they're proposing a new date. The high-profile military trial is expected to last about two months at Fort Hood.

    Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. He faces the death penalty or life without parole if convicted in the November 2009 shooting spree on the Texas Army post.

    The 41-year-old Hasan remains jailed. He was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by police that day.