Soldier Ordered to Delete Fort Hood Video Evidence

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! via Soldier Says Ordered to Delete Fort Hood Video.

Fort Hood, TX – 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 on Nov. 5, the same day that a gunman let loose a volley of bullets inside a processing center at the Texas Army post.

The footage could have been vital evidence at the military hearing to decide if Maj. Nidal Hasan should stand trial in the shootings. The 40-year-old American-born Muslim has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

Any lawyers out there? Is destroying evidence not a crime? What about ordering evidence destroyed? Techies – is the video recoverable? On a network server somewhere at the phone company? Did he even delete it?

10 Responses

  1. In a case like this I would of disobeyed orders. Hasan should of had a bullet put right between his eyes. He shouldn’t even be breathing!!!!!

  2. Damn. Next time maybe quick email or send mms to another phone without being to overt about it?

    Unless it had been transmitted from the phone to another recipient it would not be on any server at all, unless it got specifically transferred by someone. There could be remnant file components on the storage device in the phone itself, even if it had been deleted. Quite possibly most if the file could be recovered if the phone was turned off and not used since the incident. Unlikely, maybe.

  3. ordered by an officer

    UUHH excuse me but wasn’t HASSAn given the civilian treatment?? in tath case would’t evidence be UNDEr the jurisdiction of the COURT and not the “officer”- what officer and what rank?? how does this person have authority to destroy HISTORY?

    smells fishy like the Obama admin Holder and HIll
    snakes liars and thieves

    • He has still not gone on trial and is collecting his salary fromour tax dollars. They say he is paralyzed and he is getting the best of medical care and food.

  4. The person who ‘ordered’ the Pfc to delete was an Non-Commissioned Officer, in other words a sergeant. It is legal to disobey an unlawful order. This is gray in the case of military people on a base, but, wait a minute, hassan’s acts are being explained as ‘workplace violence’ so maybe the rules do not apply here. It will be interesting if the prosecution will question the NCO. If what was reported was true and accurate, they are in for military disciplins.

  5. Keith has my vote all the way!

  6. [...] reported the killer shouting “allah akbar” as he kept killing. Later, a solder was ordered to delete the cell phone video of the attack. [...]

  7. [...] FYI, this case should have been a slam dunk as there were dozens of witnesses and video evidence, however a Soldier was Ordered to Delete Fort Hood Video Evidence. [...]

  8. This is a strange case. It the Foot Hood shooter was a white Christian, the trial would be over and he would have been sentenced to death. Because the Major is a Muslim, the government is doing everything they can to delay the trial and keep it our of the news. The word from the Whitehouse, to the main stream media, don’t cover the trial.
    It’s the Army’s fault the shootings took place in the first place, they knew Hessan was a problem and never did anything about it.

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