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March 13, 2013 at 4:13 PM

U.S. soldier accused in Afghanistan massacre to undergo sanity hearing starting Sunday

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales The Associated Press A U.S. soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians is expected to undergo a review of his sanity beginning this weekend. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will participate in the review by Army doctors, Bales’ attorney, John Henry Browne, said Wednesday. It is scheduled to start Sunday and could last three…

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July 11, 2012 at 5:51 PM

September hearing in Afghanistan massacre may be headed to Lewis-McChord

 The Associated Press The Army has scheduled a preliminary court hearing in September for the soldier accused of slaughtering 16 civilians during a pre-dawn rampage on two Afghan villages in March. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will face an Article 32 hearing on Sept. 17, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Gary Dangerfield said Wednesday. The location of the hearing…

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March 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Statement from the U.S. Forces on Robert Bales charges in Afghan killings

Here is a press release from the U.S. Forces on the charges against Robert Bales in the killing of Afghan civilians. DV.load(‘http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/327907-soldier-faces-criminal-charges-usfor-a-2012-03.js’, { width: 640, height: 820, sidebar: false, text: false, pdf: false, container: “#DV-viewer-327907-soldier-faces-criminal-charges-usfor-a-2012-03” …

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March 20, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Massacre suspect Bales arrested in 2002 fight in Tacoma

The Army staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers was arrested and prosecuted in 2002 for a fight while he was drunk at a Tacoma casino. A police report released Tuesday by the Tacoma Police Department detailed an incident in which Robert Bales charged a security guard with a garbage can lid and slugged…

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March 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Robert Bales’ wife Karilyn releases statement after Afghan killings

The wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, Karilyn Bales, has released a formal statement through a family spokesman.  Robert Bales, who is based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is suspected in the slaying of 16 civilians in Afghanistan. DV.load(‘http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/326632-kari-bale-statement.js’, { width: 640, height: 800, sidebar:…

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March 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Robert Bales' wife Karilyn releases statement after Afghan killings

The wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, Karilyn Bales, has released a formal statement through a family spokesman.  Robert Bales, who is based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is suspected in the slaying of 16 civilians in Afghanistan. DV.load(‘http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/326632-kari-bale-statement.js’, { width: 640, height: 800, sidebar:…

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