August 24, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A jury of six military personnel on Friday ruled Staff Sergeant Robert Bales would receive life in prison without parole for killing 16 Afghan civilians. The panel deliberated for less than two hours. The commanding general overseeing the court-martial still has the option to reduce the sentence ...[read more]
June 6, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Staff Sergeant Robert Bales pleaded guilty to the premeditated murder of 16 Afghan civilians on Wednesday in order to comply with a plea deal and avoid the death penalty. Bales admitted to leaving his post last March in the Kandahar province in order seek out and murder civilians. Bales read the ...[read more]
November 14, 2012
by Keith Herting
US military prosecutors on Tuesday urged the death penalty for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales who is accused of having murdered 16 Afghan civilians in a late-night rampage in March. After a week long investigatory hearing under Article 32, prosecutor Maj. Rob Stelle urged the presiding officer to ...[read more]
November 5, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The military hearing for a US Army sergeant accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians in March began on Monday and is expected to last the remainder of the week. Sgt. Robert Bales was originally charged with 17 counts of murder, including women and children, in a Kandahar village, but one charge ...[read more]
June 1, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Army has dropped one of 17 murder charges and added others, including steroid and alcohol use, in its case against Army Sgt. Robert Bales, his lawyer told reporters on Friday. Bales was charged with 17 counts of murder in March for the alleged shooting of Afghan civilians, including women ...[read more]
April 14, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On April 14, 2007, an report released by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) concluded that a US Marine Corps Special Forces unit violated international humanitarian law in its military response to a March 4, 2007 suicide bombing. The report found that following the initial ...[read more]
March 23, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
US Army Sgt. Robert Bales was charged with 17 counts of murder Friday for the alleged shooting of Afghan civilians, including women and children, in a Kandahar village almost two weeks ago. He will also be charged with six counts of attempted murder and six counts of aggravated assault. Bales ...[read more]

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