Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

Prosecutors: Bales Deserves No Chance Of Release Staff Sgt. Robert Bales' own "stomach-churning" words prove he knew what he was doing when he massacred 16 Afghan villagers during pre-dawn raids last year, a prosecutor told jurors Friday during closing arguments in the sentencing hearing.
US Soldier Who Massacred 16 Afghan Villagers Calls It 'Act Of Cowardice'The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan villagers apologized for his "act of cowardice" as he made his case for why he should one day have a shot at freedom.
Army Prepares For Bales Sentencing, Afghan Villagers To Testify Afghan villagers will have a chance to sit face-to-face with Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for the first time since he stormed their mud-walled compounds in pre-dawn darkness and slaughtered 16 people, most of them women and children.
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.
FDA Warning Might Be Cited In Afghan Slayings CaseA lawyer for an American soldier set to be sentenced for killing 16 Afghan civilians may cite a new Food and Drug Administration warning about the psychiatric side effects of an anti-malarial drug used by U.S. troops.
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.
Army Wants To Bar Mental Health Defense By BalesThe U.S. Army wants to bar Staff Sgt. Robert Bales from using any sort of mental health defense to charges that he slaughtered 16 Afghan villagers last year because he has refused to take part in an official review of his sanity, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Preliminary Hearing In Afghan Massacre Case EndsAs 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.
Afghans Find Hope For Justice In Video TestimonyThrough 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.
Expert: JBLM Soldier Had Afghan Victims' Blood On UniformA U.S. Army DNA expert testified Thursday that the soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a nighttime rampage last March had the blood of at least four people on his clothes and guns when he surrendered.
Prosecutor: JBLM Soldier Had Blood Of Victims On HimA 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.
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.
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