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Nidal Hasan 'Martyr' Report Can't Be Used By Prosecutors: Judge

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This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department shows Nidal Hasan, who is charged in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and more than 30 others wounded. The Hasan case prompted a slew of finger-pointing among government agencies over why more action wasn't taken when red flags appeared, particularly his e-mail contact with a radical cleric in Yemen. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File) | AP

FORT HOOD, Texas -- 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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