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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Gregory Gross
A military judge has been thrown off the Fort Hood deadly shooting case after an appeals court found that his treatment of the suspect, including an order to have the man forcibly shaved, indicated a lack of impartiality.
GREENSBURG | Authorities say four people died when a small plane crashed as it was approaching a southeastern Indiana airport.
Attorneys for the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood massacre say he offered twice to plead guilty and "accept responsibility" earlier this year.
The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage in 2009 told a judge Thursday that he grew a beard because his Muslim faith requires it, not as a show of disrespect.
A military judge says he has the right to order an Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to be forcibly shaved before his murder trial.
For the past two months, the military judge presiding over the high-profile case of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has said he wanted to avoid disruptions in court. So after Maj. Nidal Hasan showed up for a June pretrial hearing wearing a beard, a violation of Army regulations, Col. Gregory Gross banned him from the courtroom until he shaves.
A military judge on Tuesday refused to again delay the trial of an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage, setting up the highly anticipated court-martial scheduled to begin next week.
Col. Gross has said he was presiding over a trial on Nov. 5, 2009, when someone handed him a note instructing him to take a recess immediately.
Col. Gross said he hasn't read news articles about Maj. Hasan's background, hasn't heard statements made at different Fort Hood ceremonies by President Obama and then-Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, and has never seen Fort Hood's memorial to the victims.