Mar 22, 2012

News Alert: Sgt. Robert Bales to Face 17 Murder Counts in Deaths of Afghan Civilians

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The New York Times
Thursday, March 22, 2012 -- 7:19 PM EDT
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Sgt. Robert Bales to Face 17 Murder Counts in Deaths of Afghan Civilians

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be charged on Friday with 17 counts of murder and various other charges, including attempted murder, in connection with the March 11 shooting deaths of Afghan civilians, a senior United States official said on Thursday.

Sergeant Bales, who is 38 years old and had been serving his fourth combat tour overseas, was charged in a military courtroom at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is being held.

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