Via the San Antonio Express:
FORT HOOD — Prosecutors took nine days and 56 witnesses to finish their part of an evidentiary hearing for an Army psychiatrist charged with a shooting spree one year ago, but the defense took just four minutes.If there is anything good to come out of the hearing, it may be the repeated requests made by Hasan's attorney, John Galligan, who has been demanding - rather unsuccessfully - that he receive investigation results of his client's time at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
The hearing wrapped up Monday morning shortly after Col. James Pohl, an Army judge who presided over a series of Abu Ghraib proceedings five years ago, asked Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan if he had anything to say.
“No,” Hasan replied.
Pohl, the investigating officer for the Article 32 hearing, will recommend whether a trial should be ordered for Hasan, who is charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder and could get the death penalty.
A post spokesman said a decision on a trial is expected at the beginning of next year.
In light of what has leaked about all the red flags raised by Hasan's behavior, the Department of Defense is not looking forward to being significantly shamed by revelations of what it didn't do to prevent this massacre.
h/t to Weasel Zippers.