Judge: Defense team can't abandon Fort Hood gunman

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August 08, 2013 AT 3:26 PM
The Army psychiatrist on trial for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage can continue to represent himself, as per a military judge ruling. A rift between Major Nidal Hasan and his "standby" lawyers emerged when the defense team filed a motion asking to have reduced responsibility in the case, citing Hasan's perceived intention to receive the death penalty.