Fort Hood trial cost government about $5 million

Nidal HasanFort Hood trial cost government about $5 million

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — The U.S. government spent nearly $5 million to court-martial and convict an Army psychiatrist in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, according to records reviewed by a North Texas television station.

The biggest pre-trial expense in Maj. Nidal Hasan’s trial was more than $1 million for transportation for witnesses, jurors and attorneys, according to Army records obtained by KXAS-TV of Fort Worth and Dallas. About $90,000 was spent to house the witnesses.

Read more: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20131007/NEWS06/310070012/Fort-Hood-trial-cost-government-about-5-million

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