FORT WORTH, Texas – The attorney for the man accused of going on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood wants to challenge the Army's plan to have three military health professionals determine whether his client is competent to stand trial.
Attorney John Galligan said Monday he has requested a delay in Maj. Nidal Hasan's mental evaluation set to start next week.
Galligan says the board should be made up of civilian doctors because recent government reviews of the shooting have cited numerous problems in the military health care system.
The board also will determine the Army psychiatrist's mental status the day of the November shooting that left 13 dead at the Texas Army post.
Fort Hood officials did not immediately return calls Monday.