KXXV in Waco, TX reports:
FORT HOOD – Lieutenant General Donald Campbell Jr., the Commander of Fort Hood said Wednesday accused gunman Major Nidal Hasan still has his rank and is still drawing a paycheck from the military while he awaits court martial set for March 5, 2012.
Hasan’s confinement and medical expenses are also being paid by the military, and he is moved on post once or twice a week for treatment and occasionally to see his legal defense team.
Campbell said it’s all part of the judicial process that says Hasan is innocent until proven guilty.
“The bottom line is when you cut through everything we are as an army, we have to be fair to him regardless of what we saw or we think we saw or whatever the case may be. It’s imperative we maintain the integrity of the court martial so he gets as fair a shot as possible defending himself with his team,” Campbell added.
Well, you can’t rush these things. It’s only been a year and a half since he killed all those people. Whoops, I mean allegedly killed all those people. His trial date has been set for March 2012. Let’s hope he and his court-appointed lawyers can track down the real killer before then.
(Hat tip: The Blaze)
P.S. Naser Abdo was nice enough to give Hasan a shout-out in court today. Allegedly!