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Panel Selection Resumes in Hasan Trial

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(KCEN) -- Panel selection resumed today in the case against the accused Fort Hood shooter.

Six more potential panel members, all men, underwent general questioning in a group setting this morning.

Two of them said they can't give Nidal Hasan a fair trial.

The prosecution challenged three of the potential panel members; one of them partly because he is too much in favor of the death penalty, and two more partly because they are too much against it.

In an individual questioning session, one of the officers against the death penalty said he has already formed an opinion that Hasan is guilty and that it will be hard for him to put aside the fact that he knows someone who was shot by an American soldier in an insider attack in Iraq.

Individual questioning will continue after lunch.

Last week, the first 10 panel members were selected.

Three to six more are needed.

If more potential panel members need to be flown in after today, they will likely come Thursday, July 18.

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