afghan civilians

Robert Bales
6:07 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Staff Sgt. Bales To Plead Guilty

Credit High Desert Warrior / Northwest News Network

Army staff sergeant Robert Bales will plead guilty next week to murdering 16 Afghan villagers in early morning raids last year. The plea allows the soldier from western Washington’s Joint-Base Lewis McCord to avoid the death penalty. John Henry Browne, an attorney for Bales, says his client will detail his own version of the crimes as part of the plea deal.

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