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Judge in Fort Hood Case Rules on Evidence as Trial Nears

Bell County Sheriff's Department

The trial of the alleged Fort Hood shooter is set to start next week.

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others in a shooting rampage at the Army post in 2009.

The military judge in the trial ruled Wednesday the government can’t use some evidence in opening statements. The prosecution wanted to use three alleged e-mails between Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki – a man described as an al-Qaeda recruiter.

The judge says she’ll wait to determine if the e-mails can be used as evidence once the trial is underway.

The judge did rule photo and video evidence can be used in the trial. As can the audio of three 911 calls.

The first day of testimony is scheduled for Tuesday. 

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