The judge in the criminal trial of Major Nidal Hasan has accepted a request for Hasan to represent himself.
The move now delays the trial again. The attack that killed 13 people and injured 23 more is coming up on its four year anniversary in November.
South Texas College of Law Professor Geoffrey Corn says Hasan plans to put forth the defense, that his attack was a justifiable act, "His theory now is that the killing of those soldiers and the attack on the ones who survived was a justifiable act of defending Mullah Omar and the Taliban from the United States."
In all, the prosecution plans to call over 200 witnesses in the trial, some of which are soldiers who were shot. After the judge's ruling to allow Major Hasan to defend himself, Hasan will get to question those witnesses. A fact that is angering many of the soldiers who survived the attack.