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Hasan Allowed 'Martyr' Report to be Released



    Hasan Allowed 'Martyr' Report to be Released

    Accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan says he authorized the release of a report that shows he told mental health experts he "would still be a martyr" if executed by the government.

    Hasan told the judge Wednesday that he wasn't forced to disclose the report from the Sanity Board and knew that releasing it to the media could make it available to prosecutors as well.

    The 2010 Sanity Board review found Hasan fit for trial.

    Hasan's civilian lawyer released the documents to the New York Times, which published contents of the report Tuesday.

    Attorneys ordered to help Hasan say they're concerned about the report's release. Prosecutors said they haven't seen the report and the judge has not yet granted government use of the document.

    Hasan is representing himself during his trial at the Texas military base. He's charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

    NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff and the Associated Press contributed to this article.