Updated 10/21/2010 02:18 PM
Prosecution calls last 3 witnesses in Hasan’s hearing
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The prosecution in Maj. Nidal Hasan’s Article 32 hearing has rested their case.
After three witnesses took the stand Thursday morning, the hearing went into recess until the defense portion resumes on Nov. 15.
"Prosecutors were able to complete their portion, originally scheduled for completion Oct. 29, more than a week early because of the pace of the proceeding was faster than anticipated," Fort Hood Public Affairs spokesperson Tom Rheinlander said.
The focus in day seven of witness testimony was related to the weapon Hasan allegedly used on Nov. 5, 2009.
One of the witnesses who took the stand was Fredrick Thomas Brannon, an employee of Guns Galore. Brannon said Hasan made a "unique request" and asked for the most high-tech weapon on the market.
Brannon said Hasan took video of him showing how to use a FN 5-7 pistol on his phone. Brannon said he’d "never seen anyone video phone a gun before."
John Choats was another witness called. He’s the owner of a shooting range that he said Hasan began going to Oct. 10.
Choats said Hasan visited the range once to twice a week and would shoot at silhouette targets in the head and chest area.
All three witnesses identified Hasan as the man described in their testimonies.
The defense portion of the hearing was originally scheduled to begin on Nov. 8, but the judge has granted a request to delay until Nov. 15.
To read witness testimony from the first phase of the hearing click here.