Skip to comments.Nidal Hasan Should be Prosecuted for Killing Unborn Child in Fort Hood Massacre
Posted on 10/13/2010 9:44:29 AM PDT by STARWISE
Yesterday, the U.S. Army convened an Article 32 hearing the militarys version of a preliminary hearing to investigate charges made against Major Nidal Hasan and stemming from the November 5, 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas.
Hasan currently faces one charge and 13 specifications of premeditated murder in violation of Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and one charge and 32 specifications of attempted murder in violation of Article 80 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Colonel James Pohl, an experienced Army judge advocate who, in January 2009, was appointed as the Chief Presiding Officer for the Military Commissions (charged with trying enemy noncombatants in on-going military operations against terrorism), has been detailed to serve as the Article 32 investigating officer in this case.
Colonel Pohl is responsible for determining if there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial by court-martial on each of the charges and specifications (commonly known in the civilian system as counts) and with making a recommendation as to the disposition of all charges and specifications.
Under the UCMJ and the military Rules for Courts-Martial (RCM), a military prosecutor (or government representative for the purposes of the Article 32 hearing) may request that the investigating officer consider additional charges and specifications against an accused. Similarly, the investigating officer may, on his own initiative, consider and recommend additional charges and specifications if supported by the evidence.
In this case, Hasan should face an additional specification of murder because Private First Class (PFC) Francheska Velez, one of Hasans victims, was pregnant at the time of her death.
Under the UCMJ and the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act (signed into law in 2004 by President George W. Bush), Hasan can be charged for the death of PFC Velezs unborn child regardless of whether he knew that PFC Velez was pregnant when he shot her.
Thus, Colonel Pohl can and should consider evidence that Hasans conduct caused the death of PFC Velezs unborn child and recommend that the convening authority the Army general in command at Fort Hood charge Hasan for the death of the child. Justice for PFC Velez, her family, and the U.S. Army demands it.
LifeNews.com Note: Denise Burke is the Vice President for Legal Affairs for Americans United for Life, a pro-life group, in part, that works with state legislators to pass pro-life laws.
Well, that shouldn't be too hard.
My vote - he is hung by the neck until dead, then wrapped nicely in the skin of a freshly-killed boar hog, and buried face-down towards Hell so he can see where he is going...
But he- I sometimes have a nack for the dramatic...
I agree with the headline. However, our highly-paid authorities have been taken over by political correctness, so I don’t expect them to offend the victim group that is well known for its hysterical screaming fits - the NOW nags.
Add one count of premeditated murder, and one count of treason — levying war against the US
Don’t waste a perfectly good Boar. Feed him to the Boar.
A L I V E !!!
REMEMBER the 14th victim!!
It’s a bit mild, but it’s certainly a good start.
I don’t understand why the SOB is still breathing at this late date. His guilt is unquestionable. There are no mitigating circumstances. He should be dead.