A new commander is taking over at Ft. Hood and attorneys for Maj. Nidal Hasan want Lt. Gen. Robert Cone to refrain from ruling on Hasan’s court martial and whether the alleged shooter will face the death penalty. Cone was at Ft. Hood on Nov. 5, 2009 when 13 people were killed and more than 24 others were wounded.
Hasan’s attorneys claim they doubt Cone’s ability to be impartial; the attorneys want a decision by the new commander.
The Houston Chronicle said, "Cone has been nominated to be a four-star general and to lead the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Va."
Hasan isn’t the only member of the military to face consequences for his actions. The Military Justice Gazette said, “[N]ine officers who failed to recognize and report that Hasan presented a danger or was otherwise unfit for military service face disciplinary action.” [MJG, April 1, 2011; pg. 2]