I made this sketch while we waited for the proceedings to start one morning. —ooo— A personal highlight of sketching the Bales sentencing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord last week was meeting Peter Millett. To most news outlets covering the story, he was the go-to courtroom artist. But Millett is also an accomplished sculptor, painter and…More
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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole, a military jury decided Friday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Here are the moments I was able to draw in the courtroom: Staff Sgt. Walden, the court bailiff, handed the jury’s decision to judge Col. Jeffery Nance, who read it and gave it…More
Thursday was my second day sketching at the sentencing hearing of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. One of the most anticipated moments of the week happened during Bales’ unsworn testimony. As expected, he apologized for killing 16 Afghan men, women and children in Afghanistan last year. Defense attorney Emma Scanlan asked Bales: “Who’s responsible for what…More
When cameras aren’t allowed in a court of law, old-fashioned sketching can do the job of capturing the visual information we are accustomed to seeing in photos. That’s been the case with this week’s Robert Bales’ sentencing hearing, which started Monday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma. Bales is the U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty…More