Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fort Hood Prosecutors oust 3 jurors over death penalty

Ft. Hood prosecutors seek ouster of 3 potential jurors
Angela K. Brown
Associated Press
POSTED: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

FORT HOOD, Texas - Prosecutors asked Monday that three Army officers be dismissed as potential jurors in the murder trial of the Fort Hood shooting suspect because of their views on the death penalty. Six potential jurors - four colonels and two lieutenant colonels - were brought in from Army posts nationwide and overseas as questioning continued in the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan.

The Army psychiatrist faces execution or life in prison without parole if convicted in the 2009 rampage that left 13 dead and nearly three dozen wounded on the Texas Army post. Two of those officers indicated they opposed the death penalty, while a third said he strongly favored it. Prosecutors want all three tossed from the jury pool.
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