A suspect charged with the killing of a soldier outside an Army recruiting center in Arkansas wrote a letter to a judge where he allegedly admits to another murder.
The Associated Press reports that Abdulhakim Muhammed, a man charged in the June 2009 shooting death of Pvt. William Long in Little Rock, wrote a letter to Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Herb Wright where he claims to have previously killed a man who robbed and terrorized Muslims.
The letter doesn't identify the man claimed to have been killed but reportedly claims that the murder happened in Tennessee in 2006.
The letter comes as a surprise to prosecutors and defense attorneys in Muhammed's capital murder trial. They say they weren't aware that he made the statement.
Police in Nashville also appear to be confused by the claim and told reporters that they don't know which killing he is referring to.
Muhammed has said that Long's shooting, which wounded another soldier, was in retaliation for U.S. military action in the Middle East.