October 17, 2010

Soldier: Fort Hood Videos Erased!

Was a soldier at the Fort Hood shooting forced to delete video that could've helped prosecute the shooter?

That is the claim from a soldier named Lance Aviles, who said an officer told him to delete cell phone video he had recorded of the deadly shooting, for which Major Nidal Hasan was later apprehended and arrested.

Hasan, who was caught at the scene, is facing multiple counts of murder, and his lawyers nad the prosecutors are now working out how the legal proceedings will go, as eyewitness testimony from dozens of people is being gathered.

Soldier: Fort Hood Videos Erased!

A soldier who recorded the terror of last year's deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday. Under cross-examination, Pfc. Lance Aviles told an Article 32 hearing that his noncommissioned officer ordered him to destroy the two videos Nov. 5, the same day a gunman unleashed a volley of bullets inside a processing center at the Texas Army post. The footage could have been used as evidence at the military hearing to decide whether Maj. Nidal Hasan, 40, should stand trial in the shootings. Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

Posted at October 17, 2010 6:00 AM