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Robert Bales

In this picture taken on March 11, 2012, an Afghan villager points to a spot where a family was shot, allegedly by US soldier Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. (Photo by Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Villagers Unsatisfied By Life Sentence For Bales

The villagers traveled nearly 7,000 miles to learn the fate of the American soldier who gunned down their children, siblings and parents, who set their lifeless bodies afire with a kerosene lantern. And when the news came, it came in a simple gesture: a thumb’s up from their interpreter

08/24/2013

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

File photo of a man being arrested  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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

The Lake Tapps home of Robert Bales. Bales is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

JBLM Hearing Set In Afghanistan Killing Spree

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.

CBS Seattle–10/12/2012

credit: Julie Denesha/Getty Images

Robert Bales to Face Military Court Hearing in September

The Army has scheduled a preliminary court hearing in September for the JBLM soldier accused of slaughtering 16 civilians during a pre-dawn rampage on two Afghan villages in March. He’s being held in the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

07/13/2012

Attorney Emma Scanlan; credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Army Adds Charges Against Afghan Shooting Suspect Bales

The Army has dropped a murder charge, but added others, including steroid use, against a JBLM soldier accused in a deadly shooting rampage in Afghanistan.

06/01/2012

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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.

03/30/2012

The front of Fort Leavenworth, where Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of the shooting rampage in Afghanistan, is being held. (credit: Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Wife: Soldier Accused In Deadly Afghan Shooting Showed No Signs Of PTSD

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.

03/26/2012

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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.

03/23/2012

U.S. Soldier Accused Of Shooting Afghan Civilians Based In Seattle Area

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.

03/21/2012

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