Contact Us

Army Officer Accused of Killing 13 and Injuring 32 in Texas May be Forced to Shave Beard

Pool Photo, Getty Images

Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shootings, could forcibly be made to shave his beard. In November of 2009, Major Hasan allegedly opened fire at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center and now stands accused of killing 13 soldiers and injuring 32 more in what is the largest shooting on an U.S. Army instillation.

According to Wikipedia, Hasan is “being charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice; he may face additional charges at court-martial. If he is convicted, he could be given the death penalty.”

The trial, which has dragged on for nearly three years now, may be delayed even longer, because he doesn’t want to shave. The Huffington Post has reported that when last he was in court, he told the judge regarding his beard, “I am not trying to disrespect your authority as a judge, when I stand before God, I am individually responsible for my actions.”

The story goes on. Col. Gregory Gross, who is presiding over the trial, has said he would “order Hasan to be forcibly shaved before the trial if he did not get rid of the beard himself. That will delay the case again because Hasan’s attorneys can appeal before a decision is made on whether he’ll be forcibly shaved.”

It’s hard to argue with someone who obviously cares more about his beard than the lives of American soldiers, and lives in general. Click here to see Nadal with his beard.

Best of 101.5 KNUE

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KNUE Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KNUE Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.