Posted: Jan 31, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Jan 31, 2013 2:31 AM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) A judge has decided the Fort Hood shooting suspect still can face the death penalty if convicted. The judge yesterday denied Major Nidal Hasan's request to remove the death penalty as a punishment option. Hasan is charged with in the 2009 shooting rampage on the Texas Army post that left 13 people dead.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) An Air Force instructor at a San Antonio base has been acquitted of two charges against him stemming from a sex scandal that's embroiled the base's basic training programs. A military jury yesterday found Donald Davis not guilty of assault and battery and abusive sexual contact after a three-day trial at Lackland Air Force Base. A sentencing hearing on a previous guilty plea is scheduled for today.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Authorities say a determination of the cause of death of the grandson of Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens could take two to four weeks. Tarrant County medical examiner spokeswoman Linda Anderson says an autopsy was conducted yesterday on the body of 21-year-old Thomas Boone Pickens IV. He was a junior at Texas Christian University.
DALLAS (AP) Governor Rick Perry says Attorney General Greg Abbott has agreed not to challenge him in the 2014 Republican primary if Perry chooses to seek re-election. Perry made the comment yesterday after an interview at the WFAA-TV studios in Dallas. A spokesman for Abbott said any speculation about the attorney general's political future would be "unproductive."