Complete and continuing coverage of the fatal shootings at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009

Hearing Set for Man Accused of Fort Hood Shootings

Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial from Aug. 20 until Dec. 3

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    FILE --This April 9, 2010, file photo released by the Bell County Sheriffs Department shows U.S. Major Nidal Hasan at the San Antonio to Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, A hearing to determine whether Nidal should stand trial in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military base was to resume Monday Nov. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriffs Department, File)

    A pretrial hearing has been rescheduled for Tuesday in the murder case against an Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage.
       
    According to a Sunday statement from Fort Hood, a judge will consider whether to postpone Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial from Aug. 20 until Dec. 3.

    The trial judge, Col. Gregory Gross, called off a June 8 pretrial hearing after Hasan appeared in court wearing a beard. He said Hasan's appearance violated Army regulations and was considered a disruption to the proceedings.

    Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 attack.