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(DALLAS) — Maj. Nidal Hasan was left paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot by a police officer at the end of the rampage that killed 13 people and injured more than two dozen others at Fort Hood in 2009.

But after examining the former Army psychiatrist, a physician has told the judge that his paralysis shouldn’t have a major impact on Hasan’s ability to represent himself in a court-martial that could land him on death row if he’s convicted.

The military judge has ordered that Hasan’s attorneys remain on standby in case they are needed during the trial. Panel selection is to start Wednesday.

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