Posted: Oct 11, 2010 6:11 AM by Associated Press
Dozens of people will take the witness stand in a military courtroom over the next few weeks to describe the pain of bullets piercing their bodies and the sight of fellow soldiers lying in pools of blood.
But the hearing set to start tomorrow is not about an attack in Iraq or Afghanistan. It's a key step in the case against Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist charged in the Nov. 5 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.
At the Article 32 hearing, a military officer will hear evidence and later determine whether Hasan should be tried on charges of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder.
Thirteen people were killed in the attack, and 32 others wounded. It was the worst shooting ever on a U.S. military base.