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Lawyers for the American soldier convicted of killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids last year will push to have the entire prosecution team removed from the case before his sentencing next week.
The Army staff sergeant charged with slaughtering 16 villagers during one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty, his attorney told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
SEATTLE (AP) — The attorney for “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Harris-Moore says his client will plead guilty to one burglary count stemming from an international crime spree for which Harris-Moore is already serving prison time. Attorney […]
Defense attorney John Henry Browne was shocked to learn his client Colton Harris-Moore, known as “The Barefoot Bandit” to many, was struck with second-degree burglary and first-degree theft charges earlier this month.
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.
The lawyer for Colton Harris-Moore, the youthful thief known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” is expressing concern about the conditions of his confinement at a Washington state prison.
John Henry Browne told The Associated Press that members of the defense team in Afghanistan were told they would have access to witnesses at a hospital, but later discovered the people had been released.
The wife of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales defended her husband in an interview with Matt Lauer for NBC’s “Today” show, set to air Monday.
It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder — but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.
The U.S. suspect in the slaughter of 16 villagers in Afghanistan has a trail of shaky financial dealings — from working in penny-stock boiler rooms that drew numerous client complaints, to an unpaid $1.5 million fraud judgment, to a failed investment partnership with a former high school football teammate, records show. His Lake Tapps, WA home was put up for sale earlier this month.