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Video confession shown in Ark. soldier death trial

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -

The videotaped confession of a man charged with shooting and killing one soldier and wounding another outside a military recruiting center in Little Rock has been shown to the jury in the man's murder trial.

Abdulhakim Muhammad said in the recorded confession played Thursday morning during his capital murder trial that he decided to shoot the soldiers after watching an online video about a Muslim woman being raped.

He later told The Associated Press that he killed 23-year-old Pvt. William Andrew Long and wounded the other soldier in 2009 in retaliation for U.S. military action in the Middle East.

Muhammad attended Tennessee State University.

Muhammad's attorneys say he was suffering from a mental illness at the time of the shooting. Muhammad and prosecutors disagree.

Muhammad faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

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