FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military judge says witness testimony about a dying pregnant soldier's cries of "My baby! My baby!" will be allowed during the murder trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.
Col. Tara Osborn ruled on motions Thursday in Maj. Nidal Hasan's case. He faces execution or life without parole if convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.
Hasan is to enter a plea Tuesday, a week before jury selection begins on the Texas Army post. Under military law, a death penalty case requires a not guilty plea.
At a 2010 hearing, a soldier testified that Pvt. Francheska Velez told him she was pregnant just as the first volley of gunfire rang out. Velez was among those killed.
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The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.