Fort Hood judge says jury won't be swayed by pretrial publicity

Fort Hood judge says jury won't be swayed by pretrial publicity
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POSTED: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 10:02am

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 4:33pm

The judge in the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting case said the defense failed to show that pretrial publicity would unfairly prejudice a jury.

Maj. Nidal Hasan, charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, four years ago, is seeking a change of venue. He's also seeking a change of venire, which refers to the people that make up the potential jury members.

Col. Tara Osborn is presiding over the case. Most of the session was devoted to questioning a potential prosecution witness, Evan Kohlman, an international terrorism expert who apparently examined a hard drive belonging to Hasan.

Hasan, bearded and thinner than many pictures show, arrived at the court in a wheelchair. 

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