Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales made a mid-massacre confession, asked for help bleaching his blood-stained clothing and deliberately destroyed his laptop computer, fellow soldiers have testified — statements that prosecutors say show he knew what he was doing the night 16 civilians were slaughtered in two villages in southern Afghanistan.
Records show Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales owes $1.5 million from an arbitration ruling nearly a decade ago that found him guilty of securities fraud.