Fort Hood victim upset suspect can question him

ANGELA K. BROWN
Associated Press
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department shows Nidal Hasan the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 dead. A report shows that Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has the mental capacity to represent himself at his murder trial, but more information is needed about his physical condition, a judge said Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in delaying the suspect’s request.  (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department shows Nidal Hasan the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 dead. A report shows that Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has the mental capacity to represent himself at his murder trial, but more information is needed about his physical condition, a judge said Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in delaying the suspect’s request. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier shot seven times in the 2009 Fort Hood rampage says he's upset that the Army psychiatrist charged in the attack will represent himself at trial and get to question all the wounded soldiers.

Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford said Monday that he expects Maj. Nidal Hasan will try to intimidate the more than two dozen soldiers wounded that day.

But Lunsford says he believes the soldiers will win in what he called a battle of wits.

A military judge ruled earlier Monday that Hasan could represent himself at trial, but said he must follow all court rules, including being courteous to witnesses and not getting personal.

Hasan faces the death penalty or life without parole if convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.