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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

File photo of an Army soldier. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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.

CBS Seattle–08/23/2013

In this picture taken on March 11, 2012, an Afghan villager points to a spot where a family was shot, allegedly by U.S. soldier Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, in their residence in Alkozai village of Panjwayi district, Kandahar province. (credit: Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

08/22/2013

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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.

CBS Seattle–08/19/2013

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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

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)

FDA Warning Might Be Cited In Afghan Slayings Case

A 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.

07/30/2013

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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

Army Wants To Bar Mental Health Defense By Bales

The 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.

CBS Seattle–01/17/2013

An Afghan man stands alongside the graves of some of the sixteen Afghan villagers who were killed in the March massacre in the grave-yard in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on November 4, 2012.  A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers is due in court Monday for the first time since the March massacre, in a pre-trial hearing to decide if he should face a full court martial.  Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is expected to attend throughout the Nov 5-16 Article 32 hearing at Fort Lewis-McChord in the western state of Washington, base spokesman Gary Dangerfield told AFP.   (Photo credit Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Preliminary Hearing In Afghan Massacre Case Ends

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.

CBS Seattle–11/14/2012

An Afghan man stands alongside the graves of some of the sixteen Afghan villagers who were killed in the March massacre in the grave-yard in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on November 4, 2012.  (Photo credit Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghans Find Hope For Justice In Video Testimony

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.

CBS Seattle–11/12/2012

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)

Expert: JBLM Soldier Had Afghan Victims’ Blood On Uniform

A 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.

CBS Seattle–11/08/2012

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