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August 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Robert Bales faces survivors of his rampage

Justice for victims

In this detail from a courtroom sketch, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales appears June 5 during a plea hearing in a military courtroom. Bales is accused of 16 counts of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder for a pre-dawn attack on two villages in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan in March, 2012. [AP Photo/Peter Millett]

In this detail from a courtroom sketch, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales appears June 5 during a plea hearing in a military courtroom. Bales is accused of 16 counts of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder for a pre-dawn attack on two villages in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan in March, 2012. [AP Photo/Peter Millett]

I am sickened, and ashamed, that we are seeing this murderer trying to get a lesser sentence for the murder of 16 unarmed people, including women and children. [“Bales faces survivors of his Afghan rampage,” page one, Aug. 21.]

Looking at his smug face, knowing that there is a tape of him laughing about his actions, makes me sad and ashamed of him. He has no remorse, for sure.

Please do not try to give the lame excuses of the stress or child abuse he might have suffered. Enough! There must be justice for the victims.

Rosa Barringer, Everett

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