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Facial hair at center of Hasan trial delays

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TWC News: Year in Review: Facial hair at center of Hasan trial delays
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Another year has passed without closure for families who lost loved ones in the Fort Hood shooting.

Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan is accused of gunning down 13 people on November 5, 2009 and his trial has yet to begin.

In 2012, Maj. Hasan grew a beard in direct violation of military grooming police. The controversy surrounding the new facial hair spurred delay after delay and continues to push the trial back.

Judge Gregory Gross found Maj. Hasan in contempt of court six times before ordering him to be forcibly shaved in August.

But before anyone could pick up a razor, the U.S. Army's highest appeals court denied that order and forced Judge Gross to step down.

In December, a new judge, Col. Tara Osborn, officially took the reigns. She said the shooting suspect can keep his beard and will be tried in the New Year. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP