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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.

CBS Seattle–08/13/2013

File photo of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas In Afghan Massacre

A military judge has accepted an American soldier’s guilty plea in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year.

06/05/2013

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JBLM Soldier Pleads Guilty In Afghan Massacre

The American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to avoid the death penalty.

CBS Seattle–06/05/2013

File photo of some of the grave stones of the 16 Afghan villagers who were allegedly killed by Robert Bales. (credit: Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

05/29/2013

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Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods Pull Guns From Shelves In Response To CT Massacre

Four days after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., two major retailers have announced that they are pulling certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles off store shelves.

CBS Seattle–12/19/2012

File photo of a chair in a courtroom. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Victims Testify About Details Of Afghan Massacre

Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom outside Seattle: torched bodies, a son finding his wounded father, boys cowering behind a curtain while others screamed “We are children! We are children!”

11/10/2012

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Testimony: American Soldier Planned Bloody Afghan Massacre

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.

11/07/2012

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

File photo of a US Soldier (Photo credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

Soldier Held In Afghan Rampage Moved To Wash.

The U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in March was transferred Monday to an Army base in Washington state, where he faces a pretrial hearing Nov. 5.

10/15/2012

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