Defense attorneys are compiling evidence to claim insanity for Major Hasan. It must be collected before a psychiatric evaluation is completed.
The Army has created a sanity board to evaluate whether Hasan can mentally stand trial.
Legal experts say it could buy him out of the death penalty, but it wouldn’t hand attorneys a win over the case.
Legal standards for an insanity defense say a defendant cannot be held responsible for their actions if their mental state prevented them from seeing right from wrong. But experts agree it is always a hard sell.