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Wounded soldier testifies at suspect's trail

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - A soldier who was shot and wounded outside a military recruiting station in Little Rock says he's still dealing with his injuries two years later.

Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula testified Wednesday in the capital murder trial of Abdulhakim Muhammad.

Muhammad has confessed to shooting and killing Pvt. William Andrew Long and wounding Ezeagwula in 2009. He says the shooting was justified because of U.S. military action in the Middle East.

Long's mother, Janet, also testified Wednesday. She was in the parking lot of the recruiting station and heard the gunshots that killed her son.

During their testimony, Muhammad looked at both Ezeagwula and Janet Long, but he stayed silent.

Muhammad's defense attorneys say he's mentally ill, but Muhammad and prosecutors disagree.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to death.

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