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March 18, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Defense attorney to meet with sergeant detained in Afghan killings

The Seattle lawyer for a U.S. Army sergeant suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers says he is flying to Kansas to meet with his client, the Associated Press reported.

John Henry Browne of Seattle says he plans to meet with Robert Bales on Monday. Bales is being held in an isolated cell at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.’s military prison.

The 10-year veteran hasn’t been charged yet in the shootings, which have endangered relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan and threaten to upend U.S. policy over the decade-old war.

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