FORT HOOD, Texas -- The court martial for Maj. Nidal Hasan has been indefinitely delayed to "resolve whether Hasan can be compelled to be clean shaven for court proceedings," according to a press release from Fort Hood.
Hasan's beard violated Army regulations.
Hasan has been ruled in contempt of court five times for refusing to shave. According to the Assocaited Press, Hasan's attorneys say he won't shave because the beard he has grown is an expression of his Muslim faith.
The military trial was scheduled to begin Monday Aug. 20.
Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the 2009 attack at Fort Hood.