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Judge Blocks Fort Hood Suspect's 'Martyr' Report

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Military prosecutors won't be allowed to use a report released by the soldier on trial for the 2009 Fort Hood shootings that shows he believed he "would still being a martyr" if convicted and executed by the government.

The judge overseeing the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan made the ruling Wednesday. She told prosecutors they shouldn't read the report or use it in their case.

Hasan told the judge he authorized the release of the report, which was compiled by military health care experts who concluded he was fit to stand trial.

Hasan's civil attorney gave the report to The New York Times, which posted it online.

The Army psychiatrist is representing himself on charges connected to the rampage that killed 13 people. If convicted, he'd face the death penalty.


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