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Latest Robert Bales Items
The American staff sergeant who went on a shooting rampage and killed 16 villagers while serving in Afghanistan apologized for his actions during Thursday court testimony, saying he was stoked on steroids and alcohol and plagued by fear and insecurity.
The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians during pre-dawn raids last year apologized for the first time for his "act of cowardice," but could not explain the atrocities to a military jury considering whether he should one day have a shot at freedom.
A brother of the U.S. soldier who slaughtered 16 Afghan civilians last year began making the case Wednesday for why he should one day be eligible for release from prison, portraying him as a patriotic American and indulgent father who let his son put ranch dressing on chocolate chip pancakes.
An Afghan farmer shot during a massacre in Kandahar Province last year took the witness stand Tuesday against the U.S. soldier who attacked his village, cursing him before breaking down and pleading with the prosecutor not to ask him any more questions.
Army prosecutors said Monday they have a recording of a phone call in which Staff Sgt. Robert Bales and his wife laugh as they review the charges filed against him in the killing of 16 Afghan villagers.
The American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to avoid the death penalty, setting the stage for him to recount the horrific slaughter in a military courtroom.
The U.S. soldier who was charged with going on a shooting spree and killing 16 Afghan civilians pleaded guilty Wednesday.
Lawyers for Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier who stands accused of killing 16 citizens while in Afghanistan, say he has struck a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty.
Did "roid rage" -- a state of heightened anger and aggression linked in popular culture to anabolic steroid use -- play a part in the Valentine's Day killing of the girlfriend of Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius?