Fort Hood court-martial in recess for rest of the day

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Posted: Aug 07, 2013 12:04 PM

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - The judge in the court-martial of admitted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan called a recess for the remainder of the day on Wednesday to consider a request by Hasan's standby defense team to reduce its role.

Hasan is acting as his own defense lawyer with a team on standby to ensure his case is handled properly. Those lawyers filed a motion to reduce their role after asserting Hasan was encouraging the death penalty.

(Reporting by Karen Brooks; Editing by Daniel Trotta)