The military judge in the court martial of Ft. Hood massacre suspect Nidal Hasan will consider whether prosecutors can use autopsy photos of Hasan's 13 victims in their case, 1200 WAOI news reports.
Hasan, who is acting as his own attorney, objected to having autopsy photos 'paraded' before the military jury, arguing, amazingly, that he 'wants to preserve the dignity' of the deceased.
Judge Col. Tara Osborn ruled that the military prosecutors cannot use grisly video of the crime scene in their opening arguments, which are set to take place August 6.
Hasan is facing the possibility of a death sentence for the November 2009 murders of 13 people in a miltiary readiness room at Ft. Hood. 32 people were wounded before two civilian police officers shot Hasan four times, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.
The judge will also decide whether prosecutors can mention Hasan Akbar, an Army sergeant who is facing the death penalty for killing members of his unit in Kuwait at the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
The judge will also consider whether prosecutors can introduce calls to 9-1-1 made from Ft. Hood that day, and video taken from the dash cameras of police vehicles which responded to the shooting.