Afghanistan Massacre

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Afghanistan Massacre Trail Set For September

A military judge has scheduled a Sept. 3 court martial for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of massacring 16 Afghan villagers during nighttime raids last year, his lawyer said Thursday. Civilian attorney John Henry Browne told The Associated Press that the date is too soon to give the defense team time to prepare, and they will ask the judge to reconsider. Browne had sought a trial in mid-2014.

CBS Seattle–01/31/2013

Army Wants To Bar Mental Health Defense By Bales

The U.S. Army wants to bar Staff Sgt. Robert Bales from using any sort of mental health defense to charges that he slaughtered 16 Afghan villagers last year because he has refused to take part in an official review of his sanity, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

CBS Seattle–01/17/2013

File photo of Joint Base Lewis McChord, the home base for Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Expert: JBLM Soldier Had Afghan Victims’ Blood On Uniform

A U.S. Army DNA expert testified Thursday that the soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a nighttime rampage last March had the blood of at least four people on his clothes and guns when he surrendered.

CBS Seattle–11/08/2012

An Afghan man stands alongside the graves of some of the sixteen Afghan villagers who were killed in the March massacre in the grave-yard in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on November 4, 2012.  A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers is due in court Monday for the first time since the March massacre, in a pre-trial hearing to decide if he should face a full court martial.  Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is expected to attend throughout the Nov 5-16 Article 32 hearing at Fort Lewis-McChord in the western state of Washington, base spokesman Gary Dangerfield told AFP.   (Photo credit Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: JBLM Soldier Had Blood Of Victims On Him

A caped figure captured on surveillance video came running out of the darkness to the edge of a remote Army outpost in southern Afghanistan. Blood was smeared on his face, prosecutors said, and soaked into his clothes. Less than a mile away, 16 Afghans, including nine children, were dead, some of their bodies on fire in two villages.

CBS Seattle–11/05/2012

File photo of Joint Base Lewis McChord, the home base for Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

JBLM Soldier Faces Hearing In Afghanistan Massacre

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is appearing in a military courtroom for the first time on charges that he slaughtered 16 Afghan villagers during a predawn rampage last March.

CBS Seattle–11/05/2012

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