Testimony to Resume in Fort Hood Hearing

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A military court will hear more testimony on Monday from victims of last year's Fort Hood shootings.

The hearing, which began last week with the testimony of 29 witnesses, will determine if there is enough evidence against accused shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan to go to trial.

While it's unusual to have so many witnesses at such a hearing, "it's a big case and [the investigating officer] is trying to be thorough," explained Richard Stevens, an attorney who defends military cases but is not involved in the Hasan case.

One by one, survivors who took the stand identified 40-year-old Army psychiatrist as the shooter during the attack on the U.S. Army base which occurred on Nov. 5, 2009.

"He's here, sir," one witness said.

"That man is right there, sir," said another witness.

The American-born Muslim has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

 According to Stevens, these types of hearings "are not easy for the defense."

"There is going to be a trial. That's a foregone conclusion," he said. "They're trying to limit what they ask so they don't give away their [trial] strategy."

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