Many people in Killeen are losing patience with the Nidal Hasan trial.
When it came the court's decision and Hasan's beard, people opinion's varied.
But the one thing they mostly agreed upon is that this case has gone on long enough and it's time for justice to be served.
Hearing the latest in the case of Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, many people living in Killeen are frustrated.
They're wondering if the case will ever come to an end.
"I don't think that's right, that's not fair to the families, the families of the people that got killed or hurt," said frustrated resident Benigno Torres.
Benigno Torres said the emphasis shouldn't be on the judge or protecting Hasan's religious views.
"What should happen is let him keep his beard, but lets get on with this trial, the beard is just minimal as far as I'm concerned," said Torres.
"I really think if it was a private or PFC or something then they would shave, they would force him to shave, or they would do it themselves. Like I really think it's ridiculous," said Army veteran Malika Brown.
Whether these people agree or disagree with the court ruling, they all seem to understand the complications involved with the judicial system.
Killeen Mayor Dan Corbin said he too is frustrated, but as a lawyer he knows how important this process is.
"I think that we and the community need to be patient. Justice sometimes moves slowly, you know some people think that justice delayed is not really justice, but in a situation like this I think it's important to get it done correctly," said Mayor Corbin.
In a case where the death penalty is on the table a potential conviction is rarely rushed.
"I hope it get appealed, and we have another court look at it, and order him shaved, and move on with the trial," said Mayor Corbin.
And moving on is what Torres said is most important, especially for the victims and their families.
"I think they need to end it and bring this guy to trial and do him some American justice," said Torres.
Hasan is charged with 13 counts of murder in the 2009 massacre.
More than two dozen others were wounded.