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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nicholas Horner, Iraq Veteran with PTSD wants to defend himself

Iraq veteran charged in killings wants to represent self if convicted off first-degree murder
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First Posted: February 22, 2012


HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — An Iraq war veteran accused of fatally shooting two people in a Pennsylvania sandwich shop shooting wants to represent himself at sentencing if he's convicted of first-degree murder next month.

A Blair County judge scheduled a hearing for Feb. 29 on Nicholas Horner's request to represent himself during sentencing if he's facing the death penalty.

Horner is charged with shooting two employees of a Subway restaurant in Altoona, killing one, then fatally shooting another man as he fled. Horner says he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder at the time of the April 2009 shootings.

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