LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawyer for the man accused of killing a soldier at a Little Rock military recruiting center may have to resign from the case because he is running for judge in Tennessee.

Claiborne Ferguson said Wednesday that he isn't certain if he is barred from continuing to represent Abdulhakim Muhammad if he is elected to a judgeship in Memphis. In Arkansas, judges have to stop private practice but Ferguson says he's looking into whether he can be a Tennessee and represent a client in Arkansas.

Muhammad is charged with capital murder for the slaying of Pvt. William Long and is charged with wounding another soldier.

Muhammad told the AP after his arrest that killing American soldiers is justified because the U.S. is at war with Muslims.