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Major Hasan court-martial panel selected

Major Hasan’s court-martial panel selected

FORT HOOD, Texas -- In a brief session to hear remaining arguments, three final court-martial panel members were selected in U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan here.  

The court-martial panel now consists of 13 senior Army officers to include nine colonels, three lieutenant colonels and one major.

Two of the panel members are female and 11 are male. The highest ranking officer is a female colonel and therefore acts as the president of the board 

Trial is set for Aug. 6.

Routine Article 39A hearings will continue between now and the trial. 

The accused, Hasan, is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The next Article 39A hearing is at 2:30 p.m. July 18.