Robert Bales

Robert Bales Sentencing
4:00 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Expert: Bales Massacre Won’t Go Down In History Like My Lai

High Desert Warrior. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 3:25 pm

The case of Sgt. Robert Bales – sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole - will be remembered in the villages of southern Afghanistan.

But according to a military justice expert at Yale Law School, this war crime won’t go down in the history books as others - like the My Lai massacre in Vietnam - have.

Eugene Fidell teaches the My Lai massacre in his military justice class at Yale Law. In March of 1968, a rogue company of soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed civilians – including women and children.

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Robert Bales Sentencing
4:29 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Afghan Massacre Survivors Take Stand At Bales Sentencing

High Desert Warrior. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 2:19 pm

A jury of six soldiers is hearing graphic testimony Tuesday afternoon at the start of the sentencing phase of the trial of a U.S. soldier who massacred Afghan villagers. The jury will decide whether Staff Sgt. Robert Bales deserves life in prison with or without the chance of parole.

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Sgt. Robert Bales
3:53 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Sgt. Robert Bales Pleads Guilty At JBLM To 16 Murders In Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
Credit High Desert Warrior

A judge has accepted the guilty plea of a a soldier accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians. The plea spares the life of the soldier based at Joint Base Lewis McChord. He still faces trial to determine if he'll ever be eligible for parole.

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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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Robert Bales Trial
4:13 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Government Prosecutors Want Speedy Trial For Soldier Accused In Massacre

Staff Sergeant Robert Bales' arraignment in a military court room south of Tacoma marked the start of a court martial that could potentially end in a death sentence.

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Afghan Massacre Suspect
6:04 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Accused Afghan Massacre Suspect Returns To JBLM

Sgt. Robet Bales is charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians earlier this year.
Maj. Brent Clemmer

The Army sergeant charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians earlier this year has arrived back in Washington. That confirmation came late Monday from an official at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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