FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Defense attorneys who've been ordered to help the U.S. Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly shooting rampage at a Texas Army post say they're being asked to cross ethical lines.
Maj. Nidal Hasan is representing himself at his upcoming murder trial. The judge has said his previous attorneys would help him if he requests it.
On Tuesday, the judge gave attorneys about 24 hours to submit motions supporting their argument that they cannot comply with Hasan's requests.
It's unclear when the judge will rule whether to allow Hasan's defense strategy, in which he wants to tell jurors he shot U.S. troops at Fort Hood to protect Taliban leaders in Afghanistan.
Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 rampage that left 13 dead.
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