FORT WORTH, Texas - (AP) - The U.S. government spent nearly $5 million to court-martial and convict an Army psychiatrist of a bloody 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead.
Army records obtained by KXAS-TV (http://bit.ly/GBNPnu) of Fort Worth and Dallas showed the biggest pretrial expense for the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan was more than $1 million for transportation for witnesses, jurors and attorneys. About $900,000 was spent on their accommodations.
Hasan had wanted to plead guilty to the charges against him but was precluded from doing so by military law because the crime is punishable by death. So Hasan acted as his own defense counsel, called no witnesses, asked few questions, was convicted and sentenced to death.
- Updated Big Country high school marching bands compete at Abilene stadium
- Updated Taylor Co. residents to vote on $55M bond to renovate expo center
- Bond set at $750,000: Son of ex-Brady police chief arrested for murdering mother
- Sheriff, family ask for public's help with Lake Brownwood murder case
- Sentencing phase kicks off in murder trial of Abilene teen
- Candlelight vigil held in Brownwood for domestic violence victims
- Brownwood domestic violence shelter holding candlelight vigil Thursday
- Brownwood breaks four month slide in sales tax collections
- Brownwood man faces backlash for controversial Halloween display
- Brownwood traffic stop leads to arrest of Abilene man, 21, with 42 grams of meth
- Fire at Abilene car dealership
- Football Friday Night: Latest scores from Abilene, the Big Country
- Brookesmith ISD board appoints acting principal in wake of superintendent stepping down
- Brookesmith ISD superintendent steps down amid talk of consolidation with another district
- Judge tweaks sentences for couple convicted of murdering Abilene police officer