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Hasan Granted Another Stay by Court of Appeals

Hasan must appear in court clean shaven for trial to continue

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Oct 22, 2012  |  Updated 4:17 PM CDT
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Hasan Granted Another Stay by Court of Appeals

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This undated photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department via The Temple Daily Telegram shows Nidal Hasan. A military judge was to decide Friday, June 29, 2012 whether to further delay the trial Hasan, an the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shootings. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department via The Temple Daily Telegram)

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has issued another stay in the court martial trial of Maj. Nadal Hasan.

Hasan is accused of killing 13 and wounding more than two dozen others in a shooting spree at Fort Hood in Nov., 2009.

The CAAF issued the stay after Hasan's attorneys notified the court that they planned on appealing an earlier decision that their client must appear in court clean shaven, by force if necessary.

The CAAF did not state how long the stay would remain in place, according to officials at Fort Hood.

Hasan, an American-born Muslim, grew his beard after being jailed following the attack on the military base.  He told a judge that he grew the beard because his faith requires it.

If convicted, Hasan would face the death penalty.
 

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