Bales' Defense Wants Prosecutors Removed 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.
AP Exclusive: Soldier To Admit Afghan Massacre 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.
Attorney: 'Barefoot Bandit' Resolving Old Charge
Colton Harris-Moore Faces New ChargesDefense 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.
Afghanistan Massacre Trail Set For SeptemberA 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.
'Barefoot Bandit' in Solitary at WA Prison 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.
Afghan Suspect Attorney: US Gov't 'Hiding Evidence' 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.
Wife: Soldier Accused In Deadly Afghan Shooting Showed No Signs Of PTSDThe wife of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales defended her husband in an interview with Matt Lauer for NBC's "Today" show, set to air Monday.
Army: PTSD Treatable; Some Diagnosed Return to War 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.
Afghanistan Suspect Had Shaky Business Dealings 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.
Lawyer Days Afghan Killings Suspect Recalls Little Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales remembers little about the night he is accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in a nighttime shooting rampage, according to his lawyer, John Henry Browne.
Afghan Shooting Suspect Owes $1.5M From Securities Fraud RulingRecords 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.