Fair Trial Possible for Accused Fort Hood Shooter?

Defense attorney for Maj. Hasan, Ret. Col. John P. Galligan

Friday, November 27, 2009

Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is charged with killing 13 people and wounding 31 others during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Central Texas. Hasan has been hospitalized at Brooke Army Medical Center since the shooting. Civilan police reportedly shot and wounded Hasan, paralyzing him from the waist down. Trying Hasan in court may seem straightforward to most, but President Obama and several high-ranking army officials made statements in the days after the shooting that some say will prevent Hasan from getting a fair trial anywhere in the country. We talk with Hasan's attorney, Ret. Col. John P. Galligan. Galligan says his main concern is making sure his client is able to find a fair and impartial jury.

Guests:

John P. Galligan

Contributors:

David J Fazekas and Noel King

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