Friday, October 19, 2012

Good News .... Bad News

Finally, the Appeals Court upheld the trial judge's Order that Hasan be shaved and agreed that he can be forcibly shaved.

I would humbly suggest Sweeney Todd be the Barber.

The bad news?

The court martial is still on hold because it is being appealed up the line so to speak.

Court:  Fort Hood suspect can be forcibly shaved
By Angela K. Brown - Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An Army appeals court ruled Thursday that the Fort Hood shooting suspect can have his beard forcibly shaved off before his murder trial.

The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the military trial judge's decision to order Maj. Nidal Hasan to appear in court clean shaven or be forcibly shaved, according to a release from Fort Hood. The opinion came on the heels of last week's hearing at Fort Belvoir in Virginia in which the court heard arguments from both sides.

Hasan, who did not attend the hearing, has said he grew a beard because his Muslim faith requires it, despite the Army's ban on beards. A few exceptions have been made for religious reasons.

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