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Judge to Decide Whether to Delay Hasan's Trial

The hearing is set for 10 a.m.



    Judge to Decide Whether to Delay Hasan's Trial
    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 military judge is considering whether to delay the trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage.

    Maj. Nidal Hasan's court-martial is scheduled to start Monday with jury selection.

    But Hasan's attorneys say they need more time to look through 26 boxes of documents, including some of his medical records and jail logs.

    The judge, Col. Gregory Gross, is to decide at a pretrial hearing Tuesday whether to delay the trial. He previously delayed it from March to June and then to August.

    Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 attack at the Texas Army post.

    He faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted.