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November 12, 2009 7:32 AM

Trial of Fort Hood shooting suspect could be lengthy affair

Complicated by a federal investigation into possible terrorist ties and the prospect of mental issues, the prosecution of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan will likely be a lengthy and intricate process. A former Army staff judge advocate and military law expert at Texas Tech University suggests that it could take about two years to go to the military equivalent of a trial. And the outcome of the case would likely end up mired in complex appeals.

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