Joint Base Lewis McChord
As Army officials weigh whether a case against a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a pre-dawn rampage will proceed to a court-martial, Robert Bales’ defense team says the government’s case is incomplete.
Attorneys will wrap up a preliminary hearing against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is accused of massacring 16 Afghan villagers during a pre-dawn rampage earlier this year.
Through a video monitor in a military courtroom near Seattle, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales saw young Afghan girls smile beneath bright head coverings before they described the bloodbath he’s accused of committing.
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.
A pretrial hearing for the soldier accused of an Afghan killing spree has been set for Nov. 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, with villagers expected to testify by video from Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.
Three of four soldiers killed Sunday in an insider attack in Afghanistan were from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
The Army says a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has died in Afghanistan from wounds sustained when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.
Murder charges have been filed against a sergeant accused of killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer in May 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq, the Army said Friday.
The Washington state Patrol is investigating allegations that a Joint Base Lewis McChord soldier lured underage girls through Facebook and blackmailed them into giving up nude pictures.
The Washington state Patrol is investigating allegations that a Joint Base Lewis McChord soldier lured under girls through Facebook and blackmailed them into giving up nude pictures.