Washington Post is reporting that Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the accused in the Ft. Hood mass murder, will be arraigned next week, officially kicking off his capital court-martial. Because the death penalty is a sentencing option if the members find Hasan guilty, he is prohibited from pleading guilty to the murder charges pending against him.
All the articles I can find about the case are the identical Associated Press version, which doesn't list a date or judge for the case. I don't see the case set on the Army's docket either. Anyone have additional info on this one? Is it a safe bet to assume the Army's incoming chief trial judge would preside over this one?
UPDATE: The Article 39(a) session is set for July 20, with COL Gregory Gross as the military judge.