The trial of accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan begins next month, and at a pretrial hearing today, a judge cleared the way for government prosecutors to present a mountain of evidence against Hasan, including 124 autopsy photos and an 8-minute video of the crime scene. Killeen Daily Herald crime reporter Philip Jankowski was in the courtroom and compiled a partial inventory of the more than 800 pieces of evidence, whittled down from an even larger pool.

In June, Hasan had requested more time to prepare his defense strategy, which at the time was to argue the shooting spree, which killed 13 and wounded more than 30, was conducted to defend the Taliban against “members of the United States military about to deploy to Afghanistan.”

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