Fort Hood, Tx (KWKT) — Col. Tara Osborn, the trial judge in United States, vsMaj. Nidal M. Hassan, has announced a change in next week's scheduled court martial. A pretrial hearing will still be held on May 29, as orginally announced by the court.
A panel selection, which was set to begin May 30, will now begin on June 5.
A new matter scheduled for discussion at the May 29 pretrial hearing is a request by the accused to waive his right to counsel and proceed.
The accused, Hasan, is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in the court of law.