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U.S. Army Seeks Death Penalty in Case Against Sgt. Bales

The New York Times reports that the U.S. Army plans to seek the death penalty in its case against Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, who is charged with 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder, and seven counts of assault.

Sgt. Bales, The Times further states, allegedly shot and stabbed several individuals, including at least nine children, in an ambush in southern Afghanistan on March 11, 2012.

Sgt. Bales’ attorney, John Henry Browne, comments on the Army’s decision to pursue the death penalty as follows:

“The Army is trying to take the focus off the failures of the Army, which are substantial.”

 

You can read the full Times article, here.

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