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US soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan villagers agrees to plead guilty

May 30, 2013

US soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan villagers agrees to plead guilty

Robert Bales had slipped away from his remote southern Afghanistan outpost early on 11 March, 2012, and attacked mud-walled compounds in two sleeping villages nearby. #World #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Death Penalty #Murder #Sgt Robert Bales
Afghan children testify the horrors of bloodbath by US soldier

Nov 12, 2012

Afghan children testify the horrors of bloodbath by US soldier

The soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians watched as child after child described the bloodbath that left their parents and other loved ones dead. #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Sgt Robert Bales
Army adds charges against Afghan shooting suspect

Jun 02, 2012

Army adds charges against Afghan shooting suspect

The Army dropped a murder charge, but added other charges, including steroid use, against Staff Sgt Robert Bales who had been accused of gunning down 16 civilians in a pre-dawn raid on two Afghan villages in March. #Afghanistan #Robert Bales #Exercise physiology #Steroids #attorney #Lt Col Gary Dangerfield
Wife defends US soldier accused in Afghan killings

Mar 26, 2012

Wife defends US soldier accused in Afghan killings

"He loves children, he's like a big kid himself," she said. "I have no idea what happened, but he would not ... he loves children, and he would not do that." #NewsTracker #War in Afghanistan #Robert Bales #Afghanistan massacre
US Army sergeant charged in Afghan massacre

Mar 24, 2012

US Army sergeant charged in Afghan massacre

The Bales case is likely to be equally complex, involving questions of his mental state and the role that the stresses of war and possible previous head injuries may have played in his alleged actions. #War/Conflict #NewsTracker #War in Afghanistan #Robert Bales #Afghanistan massacre
US Army sergeant to face 17 murder counts in Afghan killings

Mar 23, 2012

US Army sergeant to face 17 murder counts in Afghan killings

US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of killing Afghan civilians including women and children in a shooting rampage in Kandahar province last week, will be charged with 17 counts of murder. #NewsTracker #War in Afghanistan #Afghanistan killings #Robert Bales
Afghan killings Lawyer says suspect remembers nothing

Mar 20, 2012

Afghan killings Lawyer says suspect remembers nothing

The Army staff sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in a nighttime shooting rampage has a sketchy memory of the night of the massacre, his lawyer said Monday after meeting his client for the first time. #United States #NewsTracker #Robert Bales #Afghan shootings
Afghan shooting suspect to meet lawyers for first time

Mar 20, 2012

Afghan shooting suspect to meet lawyers for first time

A US soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan was expected to have his first meeting with his defense team on Monday. #United States #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Iraq #Robert Bales
Afghan shooting suspect was struggling financially

Mar 19, 2012

Afghan shooting suspect was struggling financially

The 38-year-old US Army staff sergeant suspected of gunning down 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, had struggled to make financial ends meet and was disappointed at being sent back into a war zone for a fourth time. #United States #Afghanistan #War in Afghanistan #WhoIsThis #Robert Bales
Soldier suspected in Afghanistan massacre to meet with lawyers

Mar 19, 2012

Soldier suspected in Afghanistan massacre to meet with lawyers

Bales, 38 and a four-tour combat veteran, is suspected of walking off his base in southern Afghanistan on Sunday and gunning down the 16 civilians, in a massacre that sent American-Afghan relations into a tailspin. #United States #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Robert Bales