Jury given time amid rapid pace of Fort Hood trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Testimony is moving so quickly during the Fort Hood shooting trial that military jurors are getting time between witnesses to go through their notes.

Maj. Nidal Hasan is acting as his own attorney during the trial at the Texas military base, where he’s accused of killing 13 people and injuring more than 30 others during a shooting rampage in November 2009.

But so far, he’s said little during the trial. He mostly watched in silence as more than 40 witnesses testified during the trial’s opening days last week and several more testified Monday. Witnesses are describing a chaotic, bloody scene.

Hasan’s standby defense attorneys believe Hasan is trying to ensure himself a death sentence. They adamantly disagree with the strategy and say they’ll ask an appeals court to step in.

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