Fort Hood suspect seeks to fire Army attorneys

Nidal Hasan

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This April, 2010 booking photo released by the Bell County Sheriff's Office shows U.S. Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who is charged with murder in the Fort Hood shootings. (Photo by Bell County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 3:41 PM

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage says he wants to represent himself at his upcoming trial.

Fort Hood officials said Wednesday that Maj. Nidal Hasan is seeking to sever ties with his three Army attorneys.

The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, is to consider his request at a hearing next week. She also delayed jury selection to June 5, about a week after it was scheduled to start.

Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted in the attack on the Texas Army post that killed 13 and wounded more than two dozen.

In 2011, Hasan cut ties with his previous lead attorney, John Galligan, a civilian who's a retired Army colonel. Galligan has never said why he stopped representing Hasan.

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