A judge is to decide if a terrorism consultant will testify at the trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.
Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys object to the testimony of Evan Kohlmann, who's expected to be questioned at a pretrial hearing Wednesday.
Kohlmann says Hasan meets six factors that indicate someone is a homegrown terrorist. Defense attorneys say prosecutors don't need Kohlmann's testimony or 50-page report on Hasan's case to show a motive or premeditation.
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Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the shootings at the Central Texas Army post.
Hasan, an American-born Muslim, faces the death penalty if convicted. His trial is to start with jury selection May 29 and testimony July 1.