Paralysed Fort Hood shooter fined for refusing to shave
CHICAGO (AFP) - The United States (US) Army psychiatrist accused of a massacre on a Texas military base was fined US$1,000 (S$1247) on Friday for refusing to shave before a military hearing.
Major Nidal Hasan, who could face the death penalty if convicted, is accused of opening fire at the Fort Hood army base on Nov 5, 2009, in an attack that killed 12 soldiers and a civilian, and wounded 32 others.
The shooting jolted the US military and prompted calls for stronger safeguards against possible internal security threats and "homegrown" terror attacks.
Military Judge Colonel Gregory Gross has warned Hasan that he could be forcibly shaved if he continues to ignore grooming standards.